Should the Golden State Warriors skip their White House visit? | The Tylt

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The Golden State Warriors are NBA Champions, and an invitation to the White House is almost certain. No matter who the president is, teams have visited the White House out of respect for the officeand that tradition should continue with the Warriors. However, players on Golden State have been vocal in opposition to President Donald Trump, and skipping the visit as an entire team would be an effective method of protest. What do you think? 🏀 

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Should the Golden State Warriors skip their White House visit?
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You don’t have to respect the man, but you must respect the office. Receiving an invitation to the White House is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that many will never experience. The Golden State Warriors may believe in different things politically, but they should go to Washington D.C. to experience one of the most iconic buildings in the United States.

Many of the players from the Warriors’ last championship, like Kevin Durant, have never stepped into the White House as champions. It would be unfair for the rest of the team to deprive their teammates of that experience.

If the Warriors are in the same room as President Trump, they will finally have an opportunity to have a discussion with him about the issues they think are important as well. They don’t have to treat this as just a photo op. Golden State have a chance to start a real dialogue. They shouldn’t pass up this occasion.

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Too many times, athletes have voiced their displeasure with what’s going in the world, and don’t really do anything about it. Some of the Golden State Warriors, like Steve Kerr, have taken issue with President Trump’s policies, and if they really want to send a message, they should skip their White House visit as a team.

There’s respect for the office, but how can you respect the office when the man who represents the office alienates a significant portion of the population with his policies and brutish conversations about women? There is a point where you need to put your foot down and put principles before a person or an office, and this is the time.

It is an honor to visit the White House, but the Warriors have a chance to let Trump and the public know that there are athletes that care, and will stand up for what they believe in. If Trump wants a glorified photo op, he should look elsewhere.

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Should the Golden State Warriors skip their White House visit?
#RespectTheOffice
A festive crown for the winner
#MakeAStatement