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Warriors have no regrets about not visiting White House

Warriors have no regrets about not visiting White House

The Warriors head to Washington on Tuesday but will not visit the White House.

"We're doing a great thing anyways", All-Star Klay Thompson said Monday, after the Warriors beat the New York Knicks in the opener of a road trip.

In September, after Stephen Curry admitted publicly on the opening day of training camp that he would vote against visiting the White House, Trump tweeted: "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team". "We wanted to give them an opportunity to experience that and experience us in that kind of environment would be most impactful".

Curry said that going to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in 2016, offered the Warriors a better use of their time than meeting with a president whose policies they disagree with.

While the Golden State Warriors paid no attention to Donald Trump's "withdrawn" White House invitation, the 2016-17 National Basketball Association champions were putting together another activity that'll still commemorate their win.

Ultimately, the team made a decision to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. with local students from Durant's hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland to attend along with them. I'm doing whatever the organization wants to do.

Most of the issues that we in the media like to write about regarding the Warriors can be explained by a malaise that comes in the regular season after three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals.

When the Warriors lost Kevin Durant for several weeks during the second half of last season, Stephen Curry changed his leadership approach by increasing his intensity. "We want to set a good example for them". Thompson will have to make sure Beal doesn't go off offensively, and at the same time make him pay on the other end of the court.

Washington is capable of playing faster, but they're playing with fire if they plan to get in a track meet on Wednesday. The Warriors have twice this year overcome 20+ points halftime deficits, becoming the first team in the shot clock era to accomplish that feat twice in one year. "That's really it... It's not just me going to the White House".

That doesn't mean the Warriors aren't getting out and about in our nation's capital before they take on the Wizards.