When asked whether he'd travel to Washington, D.C., Rivers responded, "Nope":
Rivers' comments come as the Golden State Warriors weigh whether or not to visit the nation's capital following their NBA championship.
Officially, the Warriors have yet to make any decision about their potential trip to the White House. Should Golden State do so, it'd likely be without two of its best players.
Stephen Curry reiterated his preference to skip the event.
"Somebody asked me about it a couple months ago, a hypothetical, if a championship were to happen: 'What would I do?'" Curry said, per the San Jose Mercury News' Anthony Slater. "I think I answered that I wouldn't go. I still feel like that today."
The Warriors are the first NBA team to win a title since Trump assumed office. The Cleveland Cavaliers visited Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, two days following the 2016 presidential election. Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson alluded to the air of unpredictability surrounding the possibility of NBA teams continuing the tradition (via HoopsHype):
With the way the Warriors are poised to dominate the league for the foreseeable future, Rivers may not have the opportunity to turn down the White House visit.