Golden State Warriors spending time with DC students instead of visiting White House

FILE - In this June 12, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, from left, guard Stephen Curry and forward Kevin Durant celebrate after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif. Durant leading the Golden State Warriors to the NBA championship over the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers was one of the biggest sports stories in 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

D.C.-area native Kevin Durant and his NBA champion Golden State Warriors will be in the nation’s capital Tuesday morning, but they will not be going to the White House to celebrate with President Trump.

In lieu of the traditional photo op with the president, players say they will instead visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture with D.C. school children. The excursion by the players has been filled with animosity.

Trump withdrew his invitation to the team in September when star point guard Steph Curry said he wouldn't go to the White House.

Curry, Durant and other players have been vocal about Trump's presidency.

Coach Steve Kerr told ESPN last week “up to them what they wanted to do” as it was their championship. The team will also reportedly visit Seat Pleasant where Durant grew up in Prince George’s County, where he just committed $10 million to build college centers with public schools.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi extended invitations but the Warriors declined, saying this is not about politics.

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