The Golden State Warriors will celebrate their NBA championship in Washington, D.C. today, just not at the place where champions normally go to celebrate when they’re in the nation’s capital.
They’re in town to play the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on Wednesday.
The Warriors are spending the day with students from Kevin Durant’s hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland and will tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Klay Thompson said that visiting the White House is a “great honor,” but the team felt “uncomfortable going” due to other circumstances.
“We’re not going to politicize anything,” Thompson said. “We’re going to hang out with some kids, and take them to the African American Museum, and hopefully teach them some things we learned along the way, and life lessons, and hopefully give them some great memories.”
Last September, Steph Curry said he had no intention of visiting Donald Trump’s White House.
Donald J. Trump on Twitter
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
“That we don’t stand for basically what our president hasthe things that he’s said and the things that he hasn’t said in the right times, that we won’t stand for it. And by acting and not going, hopefully that will inspire some change when it comes to what we tolerate in this country and what is accepted and what we turn a blind eye to. It’s not just the act of not going there. There are things you have to do on the back end to actually push that message into motion.”
LeBron James on Twitter
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
Trump responded by tweeting that Curry’s invite to the White House was withdrawn.