The Golden State Warriors issued a statement Saturday announcing they will be making a trip to Washington, D.C., in February:
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Statement from the Golden State Warriors: https://t.co/6kk6ofdu9X2017-9-23 19:19:48
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!2017-9-23 12:45:19
Responding to the situation with Trump and the Warriors, head coach Steve Kerr said these are "probably the most divisive times in my life."
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Steve Kerr on Trump https://t.co/aL0b7oxrs92017-9-23 20:43:33
Kerr also noted Trump was "going to break up with us before we could break up with him," via Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post.
During the Warriors' media day Friday, Curry said he would vote for the team to not visit Trump in the White House.
"I don't want to go," he told reporters, via USA Today's Sam Amick. "That's kind of the nucleus of my belief...[But] it's not just me going to the White House. If it was, this would be a pretty short conversation."
It wasn't clear if Trump and the White House had extended the Warriors a formal invitation to be honored in what has become a tradition in the NBA. The champions typically visit the president at the White House, with the first instance coming in January 1963, when John F. Kennedy hosted the Boston Celtics.
The Warriors will be in Washington, D.C., for a road game against the Wizards on Feb. 28 at Capital One Arena.