Warriors return to White House to celebrate 2022 NBA championship

KGO logo
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Warriors celebrate 2022 NBA Finals win during White House visit
EMBED <>More Videos

President Biden welcomed the Warriors in their first trip back to the White House since 2016 to celebrate their 2022 NBA Championship.

WASHINGTON (KGO) -- President Joe Biden welcomed the Warriors back to the White House to celebrate their 2022 NBA Championship.

VIDEO: Highlights of Warriors NBA Championship Parade 2022 in SF

Their last visit to the White House was in 2016.

They haven't been back since, after then-President Trump withdrew the invitation after Stephen Curry said he wouldn't go.

PHOTOS: 2022 Warriors championship parade in San Francisco

1 of 38
People cheer the Golden State Warriors during their NBA championship parade in San Francisco, Monday, June 20, 2022.
AP Photo/Eric Risberg

Before the ceremony, Curry and head coach Steve Kerr attended the White House Press Briefing.

Numerous California lawmakers and public figures are there including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, her husband Paul Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and newly elected Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Biden addressed the ongoing storm recovery in California, as the president is making a trip to the state on Thursday.

The Warriors beat the Celtics 4-2 to win the 2022 NBA Finals, sealing their fourth Larry O'Brien Trophy in eight years.

RELATED: Warriors NBA Championship ring features 16 carats of diamonds

If you're on the ABC7 News app, click here to watch live