North Carolina basketball news: Team won’t visit White House
The North Carolina Tar Heels will not visit the White House. The Tar Heels were invited to visit, as is the custom for teams that win college men’s basketball and football national championships, but a team spokesperson said they will not go for the trip.
Roy Williams, UNC’s head coach, did say he would revisit this situation if the team won the title last season. Here is what he had to say at the time. It is worth noting before you read that Williams is apparently not a fan of how Donald Trump uses Twitter.
“We won in ’05; we never got invited,” he said then, in early April, as transcribed by The Charlotte Observer. “I don’t know if we’re going to get invited this time. That’s a bad way to put it. They invited us in September (2005) when they were doing a lot of teams.”
“Well, all my team were already at the NBA training camp and two of them in Europe. So we didn’t go in ’05. And we did go in ’09.But, you know, the office of the presidency of the United States is the most fantastic place you can be. But let me think on it.”
“It used to be much more so than I think it is now,” he said then. “Now everybody’s has got social media, and we don’t need The New York Times to find out what in the dickens is going on in the country. You know, our president tweets out more bullshit than anybody I’ve ever seen. We’ve got social media.”
This is a weird day in regards to this specific topic. Steph Curry said he probably wouldn’t go, then Donald Trump went on a few tweet rant about uninviting the Golden State Warriors. Basically, he uninvited someone who declined to go.
What a weird day in sports, Donald Trump’s life, and everything else in general.
For what it is worth, this isn’t a political stance. According to UNC, it is a logistics issue, as the two sides couldn’t agree on a date suitable for both.