Golden State Warriors Won’t Visit White House, Instead They’ll Visit With Kids From Kevin Durant’s Old Neighborhood

The Golden State Warriors display their 2017 NBA championship rings prior to their NBA game against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.
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When the White House was home to a respectable family, it was an honor for national sports champions to visit, but since the White House has become the Kremlin East and serves as a home to President Lil’ Putin and his captive Melania, the Golden State Warriors won’t be visiting when they come to Washington, D.C., and instead will spend time with children from Kevin Durant’s hometown, Seat Pleasant, Md.

“We’re doing a great thing anyways,” All-Star Klay Thompson told ESPN on Monday. “The White House is a great honor, but there’s extenuating circumstances that we felt that we’re not comfortable doing. We’re not going to politicize anything, we’re just going to hang out with some kids, take them to an African-American museum, and hopefully teach them things we learned along the way and life lessons, and we’ll still be getting some great memories.”


Because the Warriors were very clear early on that they had no intention of stepping foot onto Putin’s plantation, the president never sent them an invitation after they were crowned the 2017 NBA champs.

Although it’s customary for the commander in chief to extend an invitation to the White House, President Petty von Roundball refused because he can’t stand rejection.

Warriors All-Star guard Stephen Curry let it be known that he didn’t want to go to the White House, and Trump got his Depends all in a bunch and angrily tweeted: “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” ESPN reports.


So instead of heading to the White House to see exactly where Putin sleeps, on Wednesday, while the Warriors are in Washington to face the Wizards, they’ll be heading over to Seat Pleasant to kick it with kids from Durant’s old stomping grounds.

“It’s kind of beating a dead horse at this point,” Curry told ESPN. “We’re excited to have an opportunity that we’re going to tomorrow as a team, but other than that it’s a business trip and we’re excited to keep the road trip going. So that’s really all it’s about.”


NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant knows the impact that this visit can have on kids from his neighborhood, and who are we kidding? This is a much better way for the Warriors to spend their day rather than fake smiling and shaking the tiny hand of a president they don’t respect.

“Kids from my area don’t really get that opportunity to be in front of champions like that,” Durant told ESPN. “So hopefully it inspires them to just be whatever they want to be in life.”

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