Initially, tweets suggested that the Golden State Warriors had decided as a team to boycott a trip to the White House - but the organisation later released a statement saying: “Today is about celebrating our championship. We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions, when and if necessary,”
There is certainly evidence to suggest that some in the Golden State Warriors organisation would not be completely comfortable meeting Mr Trump. Warriors star Stephen Curry took issue with his sponsor Under Armor over CEO Kevin Plank’s description of Mr Trump as a “real asset.”
“I agree with that description,” Curry told The San Jose Mercury News, “if you remove the ‘et’ from asset.”
Coach Steve Kerr is also not Mr Trump’s biggest fan, with Sports Illustrated writer Chris Ballard sharing a quote from Mr Kerr that did not make it into a final piece for the magazine in May where Mr Kerr called Mr Trump a “blowhard” who couldn’t be “more ill-suited to be President”
Back in January, another player - David West - said of Mr Trump: “All the tactics that he used to get elected are the very things that someone like me, who works with youth on a consistent basis, are the things that we try to talk our young folks out of being,”
It is the second championship for California’s Warriors in three years, and the third consecutive NBA finals series between them and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Warriors attended the White House ceremony in their honour when they won the championship in 2015 while former President Barack Obama was in office. The Cavaliers did the same last year.
The college football championship team Clemson Tigers just attended a ceremony with Mr Trump, however other teams have avoided the White House.
Several members of the Super Bowl winning New England Patriots also declined to visit earlier this year, some citing political reasons.
Oh wow guys. This show was just wowowo there are seriously no words this is one of my new favorite shows and stage door experiences.
I don’t even know where to begin like WOOOOW
ok so the show. THE SHOOOOOW.
For those of you who have yet to see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, I highly recommend that you do. The cast is stellar, the show i soo well done. AND THE MUSIC!? I WANT TO SING ALL OF IT OMG.
I SAT FRICKING SECOND ROW CENTER ORCHESTRA I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY IN MY ENTIRE LIFE
LOOK AT THAT. THERE IS ONLY ONE ROW IN FRONT OF ME I MIGHT HAVE CRIED A LOT A LITTE
Ok. I’ll save everything that has to do with Lisa for last. So stay tuned!
Jeff Kready is the greatest just wow. Vocally he was just SO on point tonight, and I have never heard man with such a strong falsetto before in my life. He’s just so perfect, and the subtlety of his humor realllyyyyy added to Monty’s character - it made him less of an over the top character, and far more relatable. Also, I found myself buying into Monty’s shenanigans and sympithizing with him, which like wow if you can make a character like that lovable kudos to you Jeff Kready! (I HAVE A LOT OF STAGE DOOR STUFF ABOUT HIM TOO SO STAY TUNED FOR THAT LATER)
CATHERINE WALKER WOWOWOWOW. To be honest I hadn’t heard much about her, so I wasn’t totally sure what to expect from her performance walking in. But lemme tell you. That girl can SING. Like wwoooooow I was so blown away. Her sound was very clean and clear and just wowowo she was so incredible. Seriously spot on.
JEFFERSON MAYS IS A GODSENT AND MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS I REALLY DONT THINK I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT HIM OR HIS PERFORMANCE BECAUSE LITERALLY THAT SUMS IT UP OMG
Ok. Lisa. Lisa perfect person O'Hare.
She was just. There are no words for how incredible she was tonight. During “I Don’t Know What I’d Do” she held it together so well until the very end where she is hugging Monty from behind, and a single tear fell down her cheek. My heart actually broke omg.
SHE WAS SO COMEDICALLY ON POINT TONIGHT IT WASNT EVEN FUNNY. SHE WAS SO SPOT ON. LIKE EVERY LINE GOT A LAUGH AND A FEW GOT APPLAUSE IT WAS SO GREAT.
SO SHE HELD IT TOGETHER PRETTY WELL. UNTIL “SIBELLA” AND LET ME TELL YOU I WAS CRYING RIGHT ALONG WITH HER. SHE WAS SO SAD AND LIKE OMG
She literally had to bite her lip at one point to keep from crying and I just omg bb I was so sad for her because you could see how hard she was trying to keep it together throughout the entire show, but especially in that moment.
OK SO BOWS.
When Lisa came out (first of all she was a wreck. Like she was crying so hard it was so sad) the entire cast just starts screaming and clapping, and at one point Catherine grabbed her hand and squeezed it and mouthed “I love you” to her.
Jefferson Mays blew her a kiss, and Jeff basically dedicated his bow to staring at her and making everyone give her another round of applause.
She was so appreciative.
STAGE DOOR HOLY SHIT
Jeff Kready was the first to come out and lo OO kAT ALL THE CUTE PICS I GOT WITH HIM
So basically I had taken pics with him on my phone, and then my dad was like “Wait I want some too!” And I go “ugh dad!” And the first two pics of us are him imitating me and being like “yeah, come on dad hurry up!” And I was just laughing so hard. I have a very special place for Jeff Kready and his adorable smile in my heart lemme tell you like wow he’s the nicest.
Ok. Catherine Walker was next. and She was just the absolute cutest like wow. She was so nice and I told her how incredible she was and she was just like “thank you so much! I’m so glad you came” And I just love her a lot wow
JEFFERSON MAYS WAS SO INCREIDBLE AND A GENTLEMAND AND WOWOWOWOW. We talked for a good five minutes and he just asked me a bout myself and what I thought of the show, and I told him how incredible he was and he goes “aren’t you the sweetest, thank you! It is such a joy to do every night”
I love him so much and I got to hug him it was great.
OK SO ARE YOU READY TO TALK ABOUT LISA
BECAUSE IM SURE AS HELL NOT.
Ok. Lisa. LISA. When she came out she got a HUGE round of applause and everyone was so excited and she just put her hand on her cheek and teared up and just omg she’s the sweetest person on the planet.
Wow she is SUCH a sweetheart. I was kinda a wreck when she came out … like I wasn’t crying but I just kinda rambled and I told her what an inspiration she was to me and how incredible I thought she was and I was look “sorry Im totally embarrassing myself”. And she just put her arm on my shoulder and goes “no you aren’t, you’re being so kind!” She was so gracious and lovely and SHE HAD THE CUTEST HAT ON.
(You can see the tears in her eyes in that last pic oops)
At the end I wished her happy trails and she pulled me into a hug. I wanted to cry and she was crying and just wow I can’t even deal with how incredible tonight was.
All in all, tonight was incredible and I cried a lot.
Lisa O'Hare gave the performance of a lifetime. She’s just a perfect human being and I don’t even know what else to say because IM SO IN SHOCK WOW
May 13, 1973 Harriet Kerr Barton Memorial Hospital. Rock legend Elvis Presley donated money to Barton in 1973 for an intensive care unit that opened two years later. It was named after his mother, Gladys, whom orthopedist Dr. Paul Fry cared for. Elvis needed care when he contracted the flu and was forced to cancel his remaining concerts at the Sahara Tahoe (now the Horizon) after one sold-out show.