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

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.

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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.

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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: The Golden State Warriors stand during their 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: The Golden State Warriors display their 2017 NBA Championship rings prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: 2017 NBA Championship rings are seen on the hands of team owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber during their NBA game at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors smiles during the 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony before the game against the Houston Rockets on October 17, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Patrick McCaw #0, Shaun Livingston #34, Stephen Curry #30 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors of the Golden State Warriors smile during the 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony before the game against the Houston Rockets on October 17, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors stands during their 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: A view of a Golden State Warriors 2017 NBA Championship ring prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors receives his 2017 NBA Championship ring from team owner Joe Lacob prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors shakes hands NBA commissioner Adam Silver during their 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: The Golden State Warriors look on during the 2017 NBA Championship ring ceremony before the game against the Houston Rockets on October 17, 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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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 also responding to Laura Ingraham of Fox News suggesting on-air that Durant and LeBron James "shut up and dribble."

--Field Level Media

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