Joe Biden paid tribute to the Golden State Warriors after the team won its fourth NBA championship in eight years and said he looked forward to welcoming them to the White House.
“Congratulations to Golden State @Warriors on another NBA title and Finals MVP @StephenCurry30 [Stephen Curry] For another legendary performance,” Biden tweeted.
“Grinding. Heart. Strength in numbers. It’s America‘ he said. ‘See you at the White House.
Curry’s spectacular shooting and relentless team defense led the Warriors to a 4-2 win over the Boston Celtics in the best-of-seven Finals on Thursday.
The Warriors did not make it to the White House under the Trump administration after their 2017 victory, and no NBA team made the trip during the remainder of the former president‘s term.
Former President Donald Trump‘s policies on policing, racial justice and his criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement put him at odds with many in the league.
The NBA’s five-year hiatus ended when Biden hosted the Milwaukee Bucks in November last year to celebrate their championship.
Biden, an avowed sports fan, has also hosted professional baseball, hockey and football teams at the White House.