From the moment Donald Trump was elected and, in some cases, while he was still on the campaign trail, the Warriors have been hypercritical of the rhetoric and policy of the country's president, more transparently displeased than any other organization in all of sports. So there was never much of a chance that, after winning the NBA title, they'd choose to participate in the traditional visit to the White House. To cement that in stone, Trump withdrew his invitation in a tweet back in September, directing his scorn at Steph Curry, the team's star, who had expressed a preference to avoid visiting with him. This week, the annual D.C. trip finally arrived, reviving the storyline and sparking many to wonder: What are they doing instead? Today, Warriors players and coaches will tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture with a group of kids from nearby Seat Pleasant, Maryland, the neighborhood Kevin Durant grew up in. Media members aren't allowed to join. But in advance, The Athletic spoke with eight of the most visible faces of the organization — six players, the coach and the general manager — and posed two societal questions.
KD wants to raise mental health awareness: 'People go through so much inside'
The Athletic | Feb 28