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Warriors to engage youth, not president, in D.C.

By Reuters | Feb 22, 2018

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors are not going to the White House while in Washington, D.C. next week.

Instead, the team plans to visit local students after being disinvited from the typical championship meet-and-greet with the sitting president but Donald Trump.

Head coach Steve Kerr and point guard Steph Curry were critical of the president and Curry said last year he hoped the team would make a statement by not attending a White House ceremony.

The Warriors face the Wizards on Feb. 28.

Next week is the only scheduled regular-season trip to Washington D.C. for the Warriors this season.

“At the end of the day, it’s about us celebrating a championship so there’s no point in getting into the political stuff and all that,” Draymond Green told ESPN. “It’s about something we did great. Why make it about?”

Kevin Durant grew up in the area and was recently critical of Trump, while responding to Laura Ingraham of Fox News suggesting that he and LeBron James “shut up and dribble.”

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