Champion UNC basketball team won't visit White House, spokesman says

Annette Crawford
September 23, 2017

The Tar Heels were invited to visit, as is the custom for teams that win college men's basketball and football national championships, but a team spokesperson said they will not go for the trip. "We offered up eight or nine dates, but none of them worked".

In April, Coach Roy Williams was noncommittal when asked whether the Tar Heels would visit President Trump at the White House after his team beat Gonzaga for the NCAA tournament title.

"We are not going to the White House this year", Kirschner said in an email to CBS North Carolina.

Kirschner added that UNC's players "were fine with going". "We've got social media". Steph Curry said he probably wouldn't go, then Donald Trump went on a few tweet rant about uninviting the Golden State Warriors.


The Trump White House is being denied visits from basketball teams left and right, these days. On Friday, Curry repeated his stance that he did not wish to visit the White House.

It can be tough to make time to shake hands with the President of the United States when you already made plans to, umm, do laundry that day. In a post on Twitter, the president wrote, "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team".

"It used to be much more so than I think it is now", he said then.

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