The Golden State Warriors won’t be visiting the White House to meet with President Trump to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship. That much we already knew because Trump “withdrew” the invite after Steph Curry said he was not interested in going.
Instead visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, head coach Steve Kerr said he left it up to the players and they agreed to go on a private tour an undisclosed location with a group local kids.
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According to ESPN, the tour will only consist players, coaches and students. The event will be closed to the media.
“It’s their championship. They got disinvited to the White House, so it’s up to them what they wanted to do. So they made their plans,” Kerr told ESPN. “I want the players to have a good day and to do something positive and to enjoy what they’re doing.”
The team had several options for their upcoming visit to D.C., including a trip to Kevin Durant’s Seat Pleasant, Maryland and an invitation from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to visit the U.S. Capitol, according to ESPN.
“At the end the day, it’s about us celebrating a championship, so there’s no point in getting into the political stuff and all that,” forward Draymond Green told ESPN. “It’s about something we did great. Why make it about politics]?”
The Warriors will make the trip to D.C. next week as they take on the Washington Wizards on February 28th.