Tag: Basketball

University of Virginia Men’s Basketball Team, NCAA Champions, Decline Visit to White House

The University of Virginia men’s basketball team recently won this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but they won’t be visiting the White House anytime soon. They declined an invitation to the traditional meeting with the president after a championship win.  Head coach Tony Bennett tweeted:  “We have received inquiries about…

Trump Encourages Racists, Says Celtics' Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown opened up about his experience with racism growing up in Marietta, Ga., and how he thinks President Donald Trump emboldens racists. In London for Thursday’s NBA game, where the Celtics, the leading team in the Eastern conference, will face the Philadelphia 76ers,Brown spoke of painful…

Mostly White NCAA Champions Visit White House

The group of athletes from 18 NCAA championship teams visiting the White House last week was very similar to President Donald Trump’s administration: they were nearly all white and not representative of the nation at large. It seemed the majority of players or teams in attendance — those without “scheduling…