Steve Kerr explains why Warriors refused to meet Donald Trump


steve-kerr-warriorsGolden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made an appearance on CNN’s The Axe Files, to shed light on the reasoning behind his team’s desire to not visit the White House in February to celebrate their NBA championship — a tradition with decades of history.

The reason – President Donald Trump himself, or rather his words and actions.

“We see what President Trump does with his words, with his actions, and it’s difficult to reconcile that and just say we’ll put all that aside,” Kerr said.

“He can make fun of handicap people. He can say a lot of nasty things, ugly things, whether it’s about women, whomever. There can be a lot of things that happen that are just really difficult to just say, ‘All right, we’ll put that aside and go visit and shake his hand.’ It doesn’t feel right.”

Trump tweeted in September that his White House invitation to the Warriors and star Stephen Curry had been “withdrawn,” a day after Curry, among other players, made it clear that they didn’t want to attend.

Kerr, who in May referred to Trump as a “blowhard” who’s “ill-suited” for office, told CNN, “Instead of unifying and trying to calm the storm, (Trump is) creating it, over and over again. We see it with his tweets every day.”

Steve Kerr played 15 years in the NBA, winning 5 NBA titles – 3 with Chicago Bulls (96-97-98) and two with San Antonio Spurs (99, 03).

During his play days, Kerr was considered one of the best three point shooters in the NBA. He played in 910 NBA games (30 started), averaging 6.0 ppg in 17.8 minutes per game.

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