WNBA Champions Plan To Refuse Visit To White House

Annette Crawford
September 19, 2018

After the game, Storm point guard Sue Bird said the team would decline an invitation to the White House should one be offered.

The Storm haven't received an invitation from President Donald Trump yet and the Minnesota Lynx were not invited a year ago after winning the 2017 title, but according to Seattle star guard Sue Bird, the team wouldn't go even if it were invited.

While introducing the street, Durkan said she knows fans want her to build a Sue Bird statue, but added she couldn't do that because you only build statues for people who retire.

"It's a huge disappointment", said Bird, an 11-time All-Star.

"At this point, it doesn't even really need to be discussed".

Hmm. So you'd look forward to being invited and then going to the White House, but you're declaring that you wouldn't accept an invitation? This year, he canceled a visit from the Philadelphia Eagles to commemorate their Super Bowl win after most of the players decided they'd skip it.

After winning the league title previous year, the Minnesota Lynx never received a White House invite and chose to hand out shoes to low-income shoes during its trip to the nation's capital this season.

"We paid attention to what happened with Minnesota not getting invited. We all pay attention and we watch".

As Bird told Seattle's KING-TV: "I'm sure (Trump) is going to say we're not invited anyway, so it all works out well".


This is the third WNBA championship for Bird and the Storm.

"There's an excitement about it", continued Bird. I remember first walking into the room to meet President Obama and the aura.

"Now that's not the case".

"For what we stand for in Seattle, and what we stand for in the league, I think it's pretty evident that we don't want to go", Jewell Loyd, a shooting guard, said. "It's totally changed and that's disappointing because it used to be something that most athletes looked forward to".

Under the current administration, Trump has welcomed champions like the Patriots, Astros, Penguins, Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide.

Steve Kerr comments about President Donald Trump tweeting that the Warriors are not welcome at the White House, saying it is more hard now to put aside political differences than in the past.

She stated: 'I think until people see a change it's probably going to be the norm.

"It's disappointing in the fact that we don't really want to go and that, because of our beliefs, you don't get to go because that is a part of winning a championship", Mosqueda-Lewis said. We're meeting the president.' It is what it is.

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