The annual trip to the White House used to be a tradition held by the reigning NBA champion.
But for a second year in a row, the Golden State Warriors took a detour, meeting up with former President Barack Obama on Thursday instead of visiting his successor, Donald Trump.
"It was amazing," Warriors forward Durant said in describing the meeting with Obama, according to an Associated Press report. A photo featuring Golden State and Obama was uploaded on Draymond Green's Instagram account.
The team that wins the NBA title is usually booked to attend a championship ceremony at the presidential residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC, an event scheduled when said squad plays the Wizards at their home court.
The Associated Press report said the Warriors' 1-hour meeting with Obama took place before they beat the Wizards 126-118.
Neither coach Steve Kerr nor the Warriors declined to comment.
The Warriors did not go to the White House to celebrate their 2017 or 2018 championships. President Donald Trump withdrew the invite in 2017 after several players, including Stephen Curry, said they would not go if invited. — With a report from Agence France-Presse
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