Biden, Harris photo op with Warriors team takes an awkward turn: ‘I don’t do that’ – Fox News

Biden, Harris photo op with Warriors team takes an awkward turn: ‘I don’t do that’ – Fox News

President Biden, Vice President Harris and the Golden State Warriors were caught up in a chilling moment as the group snapped a photo during the team’s visit to the White House on Tuesday.

Biden and Harris appeared to be discussing how the photo should be taken. The president then got down on one knee and coach Steve Kerr is seen saying “no” and shaking his right hand to wave him off. The President smiled and the Vice President laughed as he got on one knee.

“I don’t do that,” Harris said with a smile.

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris hold up team jerseys as they greet the 2022 NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 in Washington.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris hold up team jerseys as they greet the 2022 NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Harris then moved between Warriors superstar Steph Curry and veteran Andre Iguodala when the photos were taken.

The embarrassing moment sparked numerous Twitter reactions.

The Warriors celebrated their last NBA championship after rejecting President Trump in 2017 and 2018.

“On behalf of the Warriors, I would like to thank President Biden and Vice President Harris for inviting me to the White House today to celebrate our championship from a year ago,” Kerr said at a White House news briefing. “It’s a great reminder of how fortunate we are Americans to live in a country where we can chase our dreams and enjoy the fruits of our labor and the celebrations of everyone around us.”

NBA CHAMPIONS VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE, STEPH CURRY THANKS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION FOR ‘BRINGING HOME BRITTNEY GRINER’

Vice President Kamala Harris shakes hands with four-time NBA champion and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry as President Joe Biden extends his hand during an event in the East Room of the White House for the 2022 NBA champion, the Golden State Warriors, in Washington, Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Vice President Kamala Harris shakes hands with four-time NBA champion and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry as President Joe Biden extends his hand during an event in the East Room of the White House for the 2022 NBA champion, the Golden State Warriors, in Washington, Tuesday, January 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Kerr said he attended a White House roundtable on gun violence and gun safety, a topic Kerr has spoken openly about in the past.

“In the last hour or so, we’ve learned a lot about what this administration is doing to help create a safer environment in our country,” Kerr added. “Something very close to my heart. And it’s wonderful for me to learn a lot more than I knew.”

Curry, who was voted NBA Finals MVP for the first time, thanked the government for bringing WNBA star Brittney Griner back to the United States after her arrest at a Moscow airport in February.

“A great opportunity for us in the basketball community to thank President Biden and his staff for all their hard work and diligence in bringing Brittney Griner home,” Curry said Tuesday.

President Joe Biden kneels during a group photo with Vice President Kamala Harris and members of the 2022 NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

President Joe Biden kneels during a group photo with Vice President Kamala Harris and members of the 2022 NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, January 17, 2023. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh )

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“It means a lot to know that she is here, safe at home with her family. And all the work that went on behind the scenes to make this a reality.”

Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.

Ryan Gaydos is Sports Editor at Fox News Digital.