Draymond Green: Warriors would not visit White House if invited (vid)
Draymond Green weighed in on whether the Golden State Warriors would accept an invitation to join Donald Trump at the White House should one be extended during an appearance Tuesday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.”
Not surprisingly, Green indicated the Warriors would decline such an invitation, although the notion of one being extended by Trump in the first place arguably renders the discussion moot.
“I know we would make the same decision to not go,” Green said during a broader discussion about social activism in the Trump Era. “It’s not about not seeing Donald Trump or anything else that goes with it, but more so about what we stand for. In order to effect change, you have to stand for something. If you go about it the same way, you do the same things you do if everything is normal, then you won’t effect change.”
Trump famously rescinded an invitation to the Warriors to celebrate their title in 2017 after Stephen Curry made some comments the President did not appreciate. The Warriors opted to do something else with the time.
Curry, along with LeBron James, said during the NBA Finals that neither team would visit the White House, and Green’s comments Tuesday simply reinforce the notion.
Green’s comments also come amid the backdrop of Trump abruptly uninviting the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles to a White House ceremony earlier this month.
Trump already stated earlier this month that no invitation to the NBA-champion Warriors would be extended.
“Our goal is to effect some change and use our platform to do that,” Green said of any such visit, however remote. “That’s why we opted not to go to the White House, because it would just be status quo if we did, and then how does your voice even matter?”