One of the perks of winning the NBA championship is getting to visit the President of the United States. It's an opportunity to reach beyond the athletes' duties as sportsmen and air their concerns on issues that are important to them. With their platform, they would be able to help awareness on topics that the government may not currently be paying attention to. Unfortunately, current President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to start a beef with Stephen Curry, writing that "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.

Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!" Because of this, the Golden State Warriors team has decided as a group to refrain from visiting the White House.

Stephen Curry responds to Trump's tweets

Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry responded to President Donald Trump's tweets.

The 29-year old point guard for the team admitted, "I don't know why [President Trump] feels the need to target certain individuals rather than others. I have an idea of why, but it's kind of beneath a leader of a country to go that route. That's not what leaders do." The team took to Twitter to share an official statement in which they expressed their disappointment that they won't pay a visit to the White House.

They also shared that instead of the visit, they will be allotting their time and efforts to "celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion," which they claimed were the values that were important to them as a team and organization.

LeBron James backs up Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry isn't the only one who is doubtful about the Golden State Warriors' visit to the White House to get a chance to speak with President Donald Trump.

Their hesitation sparked irritation from President Trump who, of course, took to Twitter to share his grievances. LeBron James also took to Twitter to share that the experience of visiting the POTUS at the White House was "a great honor" up until Trump became president.

Commissioner releases statement

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has released a statement about the Golden State Warriors' refusal to visit the White House to engage with President Donald Trump. He called the event a "rare opportunity" for players to communicate to the President directly, but also supported the Golden State Warriors in their decision, saying that he's "proud of our players for playing an active role in their communities and continuing to speak out on critically important issues."