Golden State Warriors purposely chose not to politicize trip to Washington DC

  • Golden State Warriors purposely chose not to politicize trip to Washington DC

Golden State Warriors purposely chose not to politicize trip to Washington DC

But after the Warriors' win in June, many players made it clear that they did not want to go because they disagreed with President Donald Trump's politics.

According to reports, the Dubs are in Washington, DC taking kids to the National Museum of African American History ahead of their game against the Wizards. Not that the big picture legislative and electoral fights do not matter, they do, but helping shape the nation's future at the level of youth is how lasting change happens.

"We're doing a great thing anyway, " said Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson, after scorching the Knicks with 26 points in a 125-111 Golden State win. I know we set an example every time we walk on that court and every time we walk around. Stephen Curry had 14 of his 21 points in the third quarter.

And for those on either side of the argument over whether Washington would be better off without Wall, the next few weeks will serve as a fascinating test case, as the Wizards are four games into a stretch that will see them play 15 out of 17 games - including 13 in a row - against teams now in a playoff spot.

The Warriors might need a prolonged streak if they want to make a push for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. But the team wanted to depoliticize the D.C. visit.

"I still don't have an answer about the third quarter except we wear teams down", Curry told the Chronicle.

Would a bad shooting night from Stephen Curry throw the Warriors off course on this three-game road trip?

San Antonio, which has been without superstar forward Kawhi Leonard for all but nine games this season, lost Aldridge to a sprained right ankle late in the first half. Otherwise, the schedule is littered with winnable games against teams outside the playoff race. "And to bring the kids in to mix and mingle, it seems like they had a really good time".

"Definitely cool learning more stuff and being there with my teammates and the kids from my neighborhood", he said, adding when asked if he was disappointed to miss the White House: "No". I think guys around the league understand the power of their voice and having each other's back and like we say, just spread love and positivity. Washington used a 15-6 run during the second quarter, capped by a Otto Porter 3-pointer, to take a 53-52 lead.