So I guess the Warriors don’t need to have that White House meeting any more. And who’d have guessed it – the reason is that noted Trotskyite, troublemaker and rouser of rabbles, Stephen Curry.
Donald Trump withdrew the mythical White House invitation to the Warriors – again, in a tweet, where he does his most hilarious thinking – and singled out Curry of all people as a reason worth mentioning.
Curry. The quietest, most mild-mannered of public figures, the one who seeks the most placid path of daily existence, seemingly the most traditional of family men. He’s the problem.
I’d say you can’t make this stuff up, but you clearly don’t have to.
I don’t live Curry’s life – a fact which I am sure he regards as a very good thing – but I would like to think that being called out by this President is among his five greatest achievements.
He can arrange his family, his two championships, his college career and his friendships above it in any order he wishes, but having an invitation to the place that guy lives withdrawn in a tweet should be in his top five.
The invitation was mostly a conversational media gambit, in fairness. Nobody ever thought the Warriors would be invited, or that they would have gone if they had been. You could not have gotten Steve Kerr or David West to go at gunpoint, just to name two.
But you also could not have gotten Trump to stand next to the Warriors. Theirs was and is a symbiotic relationship built on utter revulsion.
But the fun part here is choosing Curry as the fulcrum. It’s as if one of his advisers thought Curry was the weak link that would make the Warriuors feel bad about themselves.
Except that we pretty much know that Trump doesn’t submit his tweets to vetting.
In fairness, though, Trump did do us all a favor. We no longer have to speculate on what might happen if a mythical invitation was proffered. We mercifully got to the end-game because the President doesn’t shut up. And because the Warriors can’t hide their nauseated faces when the topic comes up.
But Trump’s involvement might have slightly improved the team’s street cred by being the first team to be aggressively not invited by the White House to honor a championship since the Reagan administration. The Warriors may cause a lot of people’s teeth to grind for being so Warrior-y, but they sassed back the most sassable President since Richard Nixon. That counts for something.
But Stephen Curry singled out as the leading Bolshevik in the crew – now that’s funny. His family must be incredibly proud.