The UNC basketball team was a freight train towards the end of the regular season, and rode that momentum through the NCAA tournament to become national champions.
Along with championship credentials, though, come a series of public relations appearances, most notably with the President of the United States. Normally considered a great honor, coach Roy Williams was noncommittal when asked by Sports Illustrated if the Tar Heels would be meeting with Donald Trump.
“Let me think on it,” Williams said.
Earlier this year, Williams provided some insight into his thoughts on the way Trump has handled the presidency thus far.
While at the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn, Williams tweeted: “You know, our president tweets out more bull—- than anybody I’ve ever seen.”
That, coupled with the presidents tendency to hold grudges, might make a White House visit unlikely.
Don’t expect to see any long faces at UNC about it though. According to forward Aaron Rohlman, only about three players on the 15-man roster voted for Trump.
There are doubts Williams and his champion squad will receive an invitation to the White House. There are even greater doubts if the team would accept and attend the even if it were extended.
If the coach doesn’t like him, and the players don’t like him, why would they go? Because it’s the White House? Who cares? They have gold curtains there now anyway.