The Golden State Warriors will be visiting Washington, D.C. next week. They won't be making a trip to the White House.
We knew that already, though. It was unlikely that the Warriors were going to make the visit to see Donald Trump and the president took away the visitation offer before they could say no.
The Warriors have reportedly decided what they'll be doing during their visit to the nation's capital. They're going to be hanging with some kids.
ESPN's Chris Haynes and Ramona Shelburne reported the news:
With President Donald Trump tweeting last September that a White House invitation for the Golden State Warriors was "withdrawn," the reigning NBA champs have decided to go on a private tour of an undisclosed locale on Feb. 27 in their lone visit to the nation's capital, league sources tell ESPN.
Head coach Steve Kerr left it up to the players to determine how they wanted to spend their time, and the players selected a venue in which local kids would join them. It will be closed off to the media, sources said.
The players wanted the outing to be a personal, intimate experience.
"It's their championship. They got disinvited to the White House, so it's up to them what they wanted to do. So they made their plans," Kerr told ESPN. "I want the players to have a good day and to do something positive and to enjoy what they're doing."
The Warriors are set to be in D.C. from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28. They'll take on the Wizards on Feb. 28.
You can read ESPN's full report here.