The Golden State Warriors coach, Steve Kerr, says his team still hope to achieve something positive when they trip Washington DC
The Golden State Soldiers coach, Steve Kerr, says his team still hope to achieve something positive when they tour Washington DC to play the Wizards next year.
The NBA supporters traditionally see the president at the White House but Donald Trump made it clear the Warriors would not be welcome this season after various players indicated they would not disappear. In September he tweeted:” Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship unit, Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is recall !”
Kerr said the visit had been debated for some time by musicians and staff members.” We had been debating for a duet months what we would do in terms of seeing the White House, if we were able to or not, how it would develop ,” Kerr said on the Pod Save America podcast on Monday.
” We were sorting through it all, but before we could get to anything, the President drummed us to the perforate. I don’t think we would have gone. And I think he knew that. Several of us had been very critical of the president in the past time, and it would have been awkward, for sure .”
Warriors star Kevin Durant is from DC and Kerr said their visit may instead concern some benevolent work in the capital.” We’ve been invited by various each member of Congress to visit, so maybe we can do something like that ,” Kerr said.” We’ve talked about doing which is something we generally do in DC, which is visiting one of the many museums or historical sites .”
Kerr also have his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick, who has filed a grudge against the NFL and squad proprietors alleging there has been collusion to keep him out of the tournament following his protest against social inequality in America.
” Oh, he is being blackballed. That’s a no-brainer ,” Kerr said.” All you were supposed to do is read the transactions every day, when you find the quarterbacks who are being hired. He’s way better than any of them. But the NFL has a different supporter base than the NBA. The NBA is more city, the NFL is more conservative, and I think a lot of NFL followers are genuinely irritable at Kaepernick, and I conceive proprietors are worried what it’s going to do to business .”
Kerr has long been a analyst of the president. In January he assaulted the proposed forbid on travellers and refugees from some Muslim-majority countries.
” I would just say that as someone whose family member was a victim of terrorism, having lost my father, if we’re trying to combat terrorism by banishing people from coming to this country, by really going against the basis of the what our country is about and creating suspicion, it’s the wrong way of vanishing about it ,” said Kerr whose parent, Malcolm, was killed by two gunmen in 1984 while he was president of the American University of Beirut. Islamic Jihad, a precursor of Hezbollah, afterwards claimed responsibility for the murder.” If anything, we were able engender temper and terror. So I’m completely against what’s happening .”
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