In a new interview, former Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, whose team did not visit Trump after either of two NBA championships won during his presidency, explained why the decision to forgo a White House visit is “quite simple.”
“We don’t want to feel like we’re supporting something that we don’t believe in,” Iguodala, who now plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, says of himself and his former Warriors teammates. “We have certain beliefs.”
“If it’s something that we feel like we’re not aligned with, or we feel like we can’t help or try to change any type of way, we try to stay away from it,” he adds.
My interview with Andre. He talks tech, $FB etc, paying student athletes and, gulp, taxing rich people, like NBA players. https://t.co/tXW5XbLE4T
— andy serwer (@serwer) July 11, 2019
The Warriors indicated they would not visit Trump at the White House prior to winning titles in 2017 and 2018.
After both championships, Trump rescinded invitations before the team could formally decline.
Trump’s presidency has not been great for the Sports World.
On the flip side, no one was more athlete friendly than Obama.
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