Stephen Curry on Potential Golden State Warriors White House Visit: ‘I Don’t Want to Go’

As the NBA champion Golden State Warriors continue to deliberate whether or not to participate in a White House ceremony honoring their victory, the team’s leader in stating in plain terms that he wants no part of it.

During Golden State’s media day Friday, Stephen Curry — one of the faces of the NBA — told reporters he stands opposed to his team making a White House visit.

“I don’t want to go,” Curry said. “That’s kind of the nucleus of my belief.”

But, he added, he’s not speaking for the whole team.

“[I]t’s not just me going to the White House,” Curry said. “If it was, this would be a pretty short conversation.”

Curry (via USA Today) was asked what his message was in wanting to skip.

“That we don’t stand for basically what our President has – the things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times, that we won’t stand for it,” Curry said. “And by acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to. It’s not just the act of not going there. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion.”

Watch above, via Twitter and ESPN NBA reporter Chris Haynes.

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