Steph Curry’s Warriors talk praise and politics during White House visit I The Rush
The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors visited the White House on Tuesday. Stephen Curry praised the Biden/Harris administration for working to bring imprisoned WNBA star Brittney Griner home from Russian captivity and took a subtle jab at a former U.S. president. In the NFL, Aaron Rodgers addressed his future with the Packers in an interview with Pat McAfee. Plus, The Rush noticed Andrew Wiggins didn’t seem as excited about the White House visit as other Warriors players… and we think we know why.
STEPHEN CURRY: Great opportunity for us from the basketball community to thank President Biden and his staff for all their hard work and diligence on getting Brittney Griner home, who is was a big part of our basketball family. And it means a lot to know that she's here and home safe with her family and all the work that went on behind the scenes to make that a reality. So I just want to say thank you there.
JARED QUAY: The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors paid a visit to the White House on Tuesday.
See? Being cool with Steph Curry comes with perks like having the band play "Hail to the Chef" when you walk down the hallway.
JARED QUAY: Oh, wait. "Hail to the Chief." Oh, I got you. But you know Chef Curry had cooked up some remarks for the occasion.
STEPHEN CURRY: We want to thank President Biden and Vice President Harris for the invitation to come here. It's something that we don't ever take for granted.
JARED QUAY: I know, right? Winning championships is hard!
STEPHEN CURRY: Seven years ago, I believe, we were here last celebrating our first championship and now back to celebrate our fourth.
JARED QUAY: Wait. Why didn't they celebrate those second and third championships at the White House?
Oh, snap. I had blocked those years out. But yeah, I feel for you, Steph. Not all of the Warriors seemed psyched to be there, though. Andrew Wiggins seemed unimpressed walking into the place and even less impressed with Bay Area native, Vice President Kamala Harris. I mean, look at him, man. Not a smile to be found. Is Wiggins against wiping away student loan debt or something?
ANDREW WIGGINS: Oh, you want to see it? Let me show you guys. Here, you can look at it.
JARED QUAY: Oh, snap. My man is Canadian.
- That explains it then.
JARED QUAY: We did find evidence of Wiggins smiling on the White House grounds, though, when he did his little promo for people to vote for him into the NBA All-Star Game. Hey, whatever it takes. You know who else has been to the White House? Aaron Rodgers back when the Packers won the Super Bowl in 2010. The burning question is whether or not the 39-year-old will retire or give himself another chance to play for a Super Bowl with the Packers or some other team.
AARON RODGERS: I think you have a feeling where you're leaning. But there's a lot of things that come into play. You know, I think, just on my side, it's the physical part. It's the emotional part. It's the spiritual part. It's the ability to go back out there and give it 100%.
JARED QUAY: My feeling is that Aaron needs to stay in the league, man! He's a great quarterback, sure. But the man provides constant entertainment. He wears powerful crystals. He takes psychedelics and talks about it. And what other player in the league would do this?
AARON RODGERS: Let me see if I can-- oh-- oh, there's no lesions whatsoever.
JARED QUAY: The man is just wild. And we need you, Aaron. Don't go. I work for a news show. Sometimes it gets dry.