The 2021-2022 NBA champion Golden State Warriors players visited the White House on the 18th and were welcomed by US President Joe Biden.
President Biden met with players including coach Steve Kerr and star Stephen Curry and said, “The past few years have been a difficult time for the Warriors. In 2020, the team was shaken, and in 2021, as it failed to make the playoffs, it was criticized for being far from the championship forever.”
It is the Warriors’ first visit to the White House since the 2015 presidency of Barack Obama. Although they won two consecutive titles in 2017 and 2018, when Donald Trump was president, the Warriors did not visit the White House. At the time, President Trump unilaterally canceled the invitational event for the winning team when Curry expressed outright antipathy to President Trump’s frequent racist remarks.
It was customary for the U.S. president to invite the winning teams of professional sports leagues such as the NBA, Major League Baseball, NFL, and NHL, but during Trump’s tenure, the event was canceled or some players were absent, causing noise 카지노사이트. The 2019 and 2020 NBA championship teams also failed to visit the White House. In a speech at the event, President Biden indirectly criticized the work of former President Trump, saying, “The Golden State Warriors are always welcome in the White House.”
President Biden said, “In Golden State, players are constantly moving, individual freedom and individuality unite as a team,” and their play reflects the United States. He also praised Curry as “one of the greatest sportsmen of our time.”
Curry, who presented uniforms to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, replied, “It means a lot to be able to celebrate our victory together at the White House.” She also added, “I am grateful to the government for helping Britney Greiner, a women’s basketball player who was held in Russia, be freed. He is a huge part of our basketball family.” WNBA star Greiner, who was imprisoned in Russia after being arrested for drug possession, was released at the end of last year after the US government accepted a Russian prisoner exchange offer.