NBA’s Denver Nuggets Cancel Trip To Visit Joe Biden At The White House

by | Mar 11, 2024 | News

A yearly tradition in the National Basketball Association (NBA) has been snapped by the reigning champion Denver Nuggets, who have canceled their trip to celebrate with Joe Biden at the White House.

It is considered routine for the champions of major American sports leagues to make a visit to the White House the next time they’re in Washington. However, after failing to connect the Nuggets with Biden in late January due to scheduling conflicts, it appears the trip is canceled entirely.

NBA reporter Chris Haynes explained on Thursday the reasoning behind the Nuggets’ decision to skip the trip.

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“Just last week I was informed that the Nuggets were concerned now because all of a sudden, after March 18, on March 19, they play the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minnesota, and now that game is a little bit more important than they had expected when they did reschedule,” Haynes said.

“The Nuggets made a tough decision, but they’re canceling that trip to the White House… I want to make this clear, it was clearly a basketball decision.”

Haynes made it clear that the choice has no association with the players or staff’s political views but rather pertains to a focus on bringing home a second consecutive title to Denver. The Nuggets are the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference with a record of 43-20, trailing the Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder. 

The Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors won the NBA Finals in 2021 and 2022, respectively, and each made appearances at the White House.

The visit was slated for March 18, according to Haynes, but the Nuggets were unaware of the importance of their game the following day. As the Timberwolves hold the No. 2 seed in the West, the matchup’s outcome is crucial to the placement of both teams in the postseason. 

So instead of celebrating their championship, coach Mike Malone and his roster will spend the time away from the White House by putting themselves in the best position to raise the Larry O’Brien trophy once again.

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