Sport: NBA champions unanimously decide not to meet with President Donald Trump at White House

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 14:30

The 2017 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors unanimously decided as a team not to meet Donald Trump in the White House, as is custom for winning teams. 

The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to seal the hard-fought series 4-1. 

It is the second championship for the California team in three years, and the third consecutive NBA finals series between the two teams. The Warriors attended the White House ceremony in their honour when they won the championship in 2015 while former President Barack Obama was in office. The Cavaliers did the same last year. 

The college football championship team Clemson Tigers just attended a ceremony with Mr Trump, however, the Warriors are not alone in avoiding the White House. 

Several members of the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots also declined to visit earlier this year, some citing political reasons. 

No Golden State players, coaches, or staff have issued statements yet regarding why they made the decision.