NBA champions visit White House, Steph Curry thanks Biden administration for ‘getting Brittney Griner home’

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.

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors poses with the four Larry O’Brien Championship trophies during Warriors Media Day on September 25, 2022 in San Francisco.
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came after the championship Golden State missed the playoffs As did Steph Curry and Klay Thompson dealt with injuries for two consecutive years.

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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.”

Steve Kerr, head coach of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, at the White House on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Washington, DC.  Brady speaks during a press conference with left player Stephen Curry in the press briefing room.

Steve Kerr, head coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, at the White House on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Washington, DC. Brady speaks during a press conference with left player Stephen Curry in the press briefing room.
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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.

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“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.

President Biden shakes hands with Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry, as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during the Golden State Warriors 2022 NBA Championship celebration in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.  January 17, 2023.

President Biden shakes hands with Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry, as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on during the Golden State Warriors 2022 NBA Championship celebration in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. January 17, 2023.
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“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.

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“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.