A formal invitation from President Donald Trump has yet to be extended. According to the ESPN report, the NBA has stayed in close contact with the White House and an invitation will likely come -- but only if the Warriors intend to accept as a group.
While coach Steve Kerr noted the team will make a group decision, NBA Finals MVPand added he doesn't respect whose in office.
"I don't agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that," Durant said of President Trump. "That's just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they'll all agree with me."
Whether the team takes the trip, Kerr says he'll encourage his players to make the decision without input from the league.
"The league isn't going to tell us what to do," Kerr said. "They know it's our decision and that, for me, really, it's the players' decision. I will put my two cents in, but the players, they're the ones who won the championship, they're the ones who did all the work, and they're the ones who will be very responsible for everything that we do. As a staff, we try to guide them on the floor. But in the end, to me, it's all about the players. Everything we do is about the players."