Sue Bird pronounced players from a Seattle Storm were not meddlesome in going to a White House if invited.
The Seattle Storm won a third WNBA pretension on Wednesday night after violence a Washington Mystics. The group pronounced it has not perceived an invitation from a White House after winning a pretension though players pronounced they had no seductiveness in going anyway, star indicate ensure Sue Bird said.
“At this indicate does it even need to be discussed?” Bird said, according to ESPN. “It’s come up. We compensate courtesy to what happened with Minnesota and not removing invited.”
Bird was referring to a Minnesota Lynx, who won a WNBA championship final year. The group was not invited to a White House though instead chose to revisit Washington, D.C., and palm out boots to low-income children.
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Bird also brought adult a Golden State Warriors and when President Trump withdrew an invitation to a group who won a NBA Finals in 2017 after a team’s all-star indicate ensure Stephen Curry pronounced he didn’t wish to revisit a White House.
“Everyone knew when all happened with Steph Curry and LeBron (James) on amicable media, all that stuff. We all compensate courtesy and we watch,” Bird said.
“So it wasn’t an tangible review where we sat down and said, ‘Hey guys, what do we wish to do if this happens?’ First of all, we wouldn’t have, since we can’t do that until we win. You don’t wish any bad juju. But we consider it’s protected to contend we all kind of were on a same page with that,” she continued.
Members of a Seattle Storm are seen celebrating their WNBA championship.
Other players from a group concluded with Bird and pronounced they were not meddlesome in going to a White House.
“For what we mount for in Seattle, and what we mount for in a league, we consider it’s flattering clear that we don’t wish to go,” Jewell Loyd, a sharpened guard, said. “So interjection for a non-invite.”
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The team’s starting center, Natasha Howard, pronounced she would not accept a invite, ESPN reported.
Bird has visited a White House twice in her career, after a Storm won in 2010 and in 2002 after clinching a NCAA championship. She pronounced a invitation was not a same as it used to be.
“I’ve been unequivocally advantageous to go, and it’s exciting,” Bird said. “You’re going to a White House. we remember initial walking into a room to accommodate President Obama and a aura. … It’s insane.
“Now, that’s not a box anymore,” she explained. “It doesn’t feel exciting. Nobody wants to go. It’s totally changed. And that’s disappointing because it used to be, like we said, something that many athletes would demeanour brazen to.”
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, a Storm’s forward, echoed Bird’s comments. She has also visited a White House and pronounced a invitation didn’t feel a same.
Sue Bird [left] pronounced being invited to a White House was not a same as it used to be.
“It’s unsatisfactory in a fact that we don’t unequivocally wish to go and that, since of a beliefs, we don’t get to go since that is a partial of winning a championship,” Mosqueda-Lewis said. “Everybody’s like, ‘Yeah, we’re going to a White House. We’re assembly a president.’ It is what it is. Luckily for me, we was means to revisit a White House 3 times when we was in college. It’s unhappy that not everybody gets that experience.”
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