Sue Bird says Seattle Storm have no interest in White House visit
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird has made it clear that she has no interest in visiting the White House anytime soon. Storm is fresh off her third WNBA championship and has played sixteen seasons for the Storm. Bird is just the latest in a string of basketball stars to openly speak out about their enthusiasm about a possible White House invitation.
The Minnesota Lynx won the WNBA championship last year, but did not receive any word from President Donald Trump. Bird is taking a proactive approach.
“At this point, it doesn’t even really need to be discussed,” Bird said per ESPN. “It’s come up. We paid attention to what happened with Minnesota not getting invited. Everyone knew when everything happened with Steph Curry and LeBron (James) on social media, all that stuff. We all pay attention and we watch.
Other members of the team stood by Bird in saying the opportunity was not appealing to them at the moment. While reaching the finals brought about the thoughts of it, they didn’t count their chickens before they hatched.
“So it wasn’t an actual conversation where we sat down and said, ‘Hey guys, what do you want to do if this happens?’ First of all, we wouldn’t have, because you can’t do that until you win. You don’t want any bad juju. But I think it’s safe to say we all kind of were on the same page with that,” Bird continued.
It unclear if Trump or a member of his administration will have a response to this open boycott, but it looks like this trend will continue.