NBA star Stephen Curry and a number of his Golden State Warriors teammates have not been shy about his dislike for Donald Trump.
On Friday, Curry met with the press for his Media Day press conference when he reiterated the fact that he wants nothing to do with a potential trip to the White House to visit the sitting president.
“I don’t want to go,” Curry said. “My beliefs stay the same.”
Curry expanded on the message he would want to be heard by the Warriors skipping a visit.
“That we don’t stand for basically what our president has, the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said at the right times. We won’t stand for it. By acting and not going hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country, what is accepted, and what we turn a blind eye to. It’s not just the act of not going, there are things you have to do at the back end to push that message into motion.”
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“You can talk about all the personalities who have said things and done things – (Colin) Kaepernick to what happened to Martellus Bennett to all sorts of other examples of what has gone on in our country that we need to kind of change. We’re all trying to do what we can using our platforms and opportunities to shed light on that. …I don’t think us not going to the White House will miraculously make everything better, but this is my opportunity to voice that.”
Along with Curry, teammates Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and David West have spoken out against the president, along with head coach Steve Kerr.
Whether the team ultimately makes the trip to the nation’s capital remains to be seen, but it appears clear that if the Warriors do end up making the trip that Curry won’t be there.
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