After President Donald Trump tweeted that he would be withdrawing the White House invitation for the Golden State Warriors in honor of their NBA championship win (even after they already refused to come), the team decided to make a difference in another way for their upcoming Washington, D.C., trip.
The players have decided to spend their championship celebration with local kids and without media attention, Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors head coach, told ESPN.
"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.”
Additionally, the players have turned down offers to celebrate in the U.S. Capitol from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.). The team hopes that by denying these invitations, they will be able to remain out of politics and instead focus on doing something positive for the community.
"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," Golden State Warrior forward Draymond Green told ESPN. "It's about something we did great. Why make it about [politics]?"
Where the team will be spending their time has remained undisclosed, but ESPN reports it's likely they'll consider making a stop in Warriors forward Kevin Durant's hometown in Seat Pleasant, Maryland.