Golden State Warriors visited White House on Tuesday To celebrate his championship from the 2022 NBA season.
Warriors defeated Boston Celtics in six gameswinning the organization̵7;s fourth NBA championship in eight years.
came after the championship Golden State missed the playoffs As did Steph Curry and Klay Thompson dealt with injuries for two consecutive years.
This is the first time the Warriors have visited the White House since the 2015 championship, when President Obama was in office.
“On behalf of the Warriors, I want thank you president biden “It’s a great reminder of how lucky we are to be Americans,” head coach Steve Kerr said at a White House press briefing on Tuesday. , To live in a country where we can chase our dreams and enjoy the fruits of our labor and the celebration of everyone around us.”
Kerr said he participated in a roundtable discussion at the White House about gun violence and gun safety, a topic Kerr has been vocal in the past.
“Over the past hour or so, we’ve learned a lot about what this administration is doing to help create a safer environment in our country,” Kerr said. “Something that’s very close to my heart. And it’s amazing for me to learn so much more than I knew.”
Curry, who was voted nba finals mvp For the first time, WNBA star Brittany Griner thanked the administration for bringing her back to the United States after she was arrested at a Moscow airport in February.
“A great opportunity for us from the basketball community to thank President Biden and his staff for their hard work and britney griner homeCurry said on Tuesday.
“It means a lot to know that he’s here, safe at home with his family. And all the work that went on behind the scenes to make that a reality.”
Griner was released from Russian custody in December after spending nearly 10 months in a Russian prison after bringing vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis through a Moscow airport.
He was exchanged for Viktor Bout, a convicted Russian arms dealer.