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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, from left, guard Stephen Curry and forward Kevin Durant celebrate after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Warriors won 129-120 to win the NBA championship. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The NBA champion Warriors haven't decided whether they'll visit Trump's White House


UPDATE 3:54 p.m. EST:

The NBA champion Warriors denied reports that they had unanimously decided not to visit Trump's White House, issuing a statement that said the team had not yet been invited and hadn't made a decision on what to do if it was, Sports Illustrated reported.

"Today is about celebrating our championship," the statement read. "We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions, when and if necessary."

ORIGINAL STORY:  The newly crowned NBA champion Golden State Warriors unanimously decided not to visit President Trump's White House, The Independent reported

The Warriors claimed their second championship in three years on Monday night by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win the best-of-seven series four games to one.

A White House visit is customary for championship sports teams. Trump hosted Clemson University's NCAA football champions on Monday.

Thus far, no Warriors players, coaches or staff members have elaborated on the decision.

The Warriors visited President Obama's White House after they won the NBA title two years ago. The Cavaliers also accepted Obama's invitation after winning the title last year.

Several members of the New England Patriots skipped the team's White House visit after its most recent Super Bowl victory.

Some applauded the Warriors decision.

Others lamented the "politicization of sport."

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