Much like the NFL, the NBA is filled to the brim with President Trump-hating and former President Obama-loving athletes who love to tout political affiliation any chance they get.
These players use their celebrity to perpetuate liberal grandstanding because they firmly believe it’s better for their public persona. And unfortunately you wouldn’t know which players are Trump supporters out of fear they would be ostracized for their beliefs.
And one anti-Trump superstar intended to keep his team’s meeting with Obama a secret but it blew up in their faces.
Steph Curry is inarguably the greatest shooter in NBA history and his boyish looks earned him the nickname “the baby faced assassin.” He’s one of the most beloved superstars in the game.
But he also despises President Trump. After his Golden State Warriors won their third championship in four years – when asked whether he would accept Trump’s invitation to visit the White House, Curry declined out of disrespect for our 45th president.
That’s when Trump publicly disinvited him and his whole team on Twitter. Instead, when the Golden State Warriors visited the Washington Wizards last season, they planned an event around visiting DC area kids as a “substitute” for visiting the White House.
Just last week they did a similar thing when they visited the Wizards again.
Curry and his Golden State Warriors dissed Trump by meeting privately with former President Barack Obama.
The two-time MVP orchestrated the meeting with the 44th president because apparently they are two peas in a pod. Of course Obama loved this idea. Surprise.
They met for about an hour before they faced off against the Wizards. However, this wasn’t supposed to be national news; it was intended to be a secret meeting off the grid but the sports media found out about it.
Chase Hughes of NBC sports interviewed Curry after the game and when he asked him about the team’s meeting, it seemed to catch him off guard.
Curry downplayed it by saying, “It was very low-key. [it was] a great time for us to kind of talk about life and not basketball.”
And a teammate Kevin Durant – also a well-known Trump hater – echoed the sentiment by saying, “it was amazing.”
The meeting was definitely supposed to be private as reported by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne who asked Curry how the meeting came about and he responded, “I have no idea.”
Clearly he was playing coy, which is something Shelburne noted.
Star power forward Draymond Green said that, “It was good, A private team meeting, team event, it was good.”
Green’s response undoubtedly makes it seem like they wanted to keep this hush-hush.
To top it off, Obama wasn’t the only liberal leader that they met with. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was also there to greet the team after the game. Curry even wished Pelosi luck post-game outside the locker rooms.
Stephen Curry chatting postgame with Nancy Pelosi. “Continued luck and success making this country better,” he told her. pic.twitter.com/4JBM0R4E0Z
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 25, 2019
Nancy Pelosi just told Draymond Green she bought his jersey. This is my new beat. pic.twitter.com/6KeH5NQg2W
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) January 25, 2019
Curry and Obama have an interesting relationship. They obviously have affection for each other because not only do they play basketball sometimes, but they also golf a lot together. They also reportedly playfully talk trash to each other.
This is a dead giveaway that Curry does not like Trump because guess who else loves golf? You guessed it, our current commander-in-chief.
It’s a wonder why they intended to keep there meeting with Obama private. Why not publicize it in order to get under Trump’s skin? If they really hated him that much they might sink to that sort of pettiness, right?
Or maybe they knew it wouldn’t work because Trump has better things to do, unlike Obama.