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Warriors Reportedly Skipped White House, Visited President Obama Instead

The Golden State Warriors meet with President Barack Obama.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) jokes with Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr (R) during an event with the team in the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama welcomed the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the White House to congratulate the team on their championship season. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

It's customary for a national champion to visit the White House after their respective championship. However, the customary visit has take on a different tone since Donald Trump was elected President in 2016.

The Golden State Warriors spurned the White House visit after the team's 2017-18 title citing political differences with President Trump. Instead, the team took a trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

This year, in the team's only trip to Washington D.C. to take on the Wizards, the Warriors reportedly spent time with former President Barack Obama rather than taking time to visit the White House.

According to Logan Murdock of the Mercury News, Steph Curry and company spent about an hour with the 44th President of the United States.

The visit came just hours before Golden State took on the Washington Wizards in a non-conference clash. Steph Curry led all scorers with 38 points on the night en route to a 126-118 win for the Warriors - good for the team's ninth-straight win.

Golden State is once again the favorite to win the 2018-19 NBA title. If the Warriors win, we can expect more of the same in regards to their decision to skip the customary White House visit.