The Golden State Warriors met with a president after all — it just wasn’t Donald Trump.
The Warriors were in D.C. to play the Wizards on January 24. Before the game, they were photographed with President Obama during a “private team event.” Tony Bee, a member of the Warriors staff, posted the pic to social media before quickly deleting it.
Obama wasn’t the only politician getting love from the Dubs. The Bay Area’s own Nancy Pelosi was in attendance for the game, and she reportedly visited the team’s locker room postgame.
The Warriors’ meetings with Obama and Pelosi are newsworthy because the team has twice refused to visit the Trump White House after their 2017 and 2018 championships. Memorably, Trump rescinded an invite to the team in September 2017 leading LeBron James to call him a “bum” on Twitter.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr declined to comment on the team’s latest meeting with Obama, but in the past he has been an outspoken critic of President Trump. He even came to the defense of Philadelphia Eagles players after Trump similarly disinvited them from the White House in June 2018, stating, “the president is turning all this stuff into a political game…”