Golden State Warriors star Curry has no intention of visiting White House as NBA champions

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-23 17:09:07|Editor: liuxin
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is not in favor of the defending NBA champions' potentially visiting the White House to celebrate their title with President Donald Trump.

"I don't want to go, my beliefs stay the same," said Curry during the team's media day on Friday.

"Just like our country, every opinion counts and matters. We want to respect the opportunity to represent not only ourselves, our own beliefs, but our organization because we're obviously in this position because we won a championship and we did something special together. So we must take the time to understand the magnitude of this decision and the right thing to do, it is important," added Curry, who led the team to their second title in three years after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 in the finals last season.

He also said it's not just the act of not going. "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," said Curry, who delivered sharp criticism against Trump many times for the president's divisive rhetoric over the past few years.

"There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion," he said.