Kevin Durant has described assembly Barack Obama as an “amazing” occasion, after the Golden State Warriors paid a go to to the previous president in Washington on Thursday.
The defending NBA champions have been within the nation’s capital forward of their sport in opposition to the Washington Wizards and stopped by to go to Obama in his workplace.
Logan Murdock of The Mercury News shared an image of the assembly, with the Warriors surrounding a beaming Obama, who is a big basketball fan.
Jonas Jerebko was the one absentee from the group as he made his approach again to the Bay Area on Wednesday, to be able to be by his spouse’s facet for the delivery of their second baby.
“It was amazing,” Durant advised ESPN of the assembly after the Warriors beat the Wizards 126-118.
Draymond Green echoed his teammate’s ideas. “It was good,” the ahead stated.
“A private team meeting, team event, it was good.”
The broadcaster reporter a Warriors official as saying the go to was organized by Stephen Curry, who has established a pleasant relationship with Obama over the previous couple of years. The three-time NBA champion, who was noticed chatting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after the sport, nonetheless, dismissed the suggestion.
“I have no idea,” he stated, when requested if he had performed a component in organizing the go to.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was additionally absent from the assembly and he declined to clarify why he had not joined the crew.
“That’s private,” Kerr was quoted as saying by The Mercury News. “Appreciate the question. Doesn’t mean I have to answer it.”
The Warriors met Obama on the White House in February 2016 to have fun their 2015 title however had their invited rescinded in 2018 by President Donald Trump, after Curry stated he was unlikely to attend.
The Warriors traveled to Washington anyway however opted to spend a day on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the place they have been joined by children from Seat Pleasant, the Maryland neighborhood residence to Durant.
In June final yr, Curry and LeBron James stated neither the Warriors nor the Cleveland Cavaliers would go to the White House in the event that they gained the NBA title.
Golden State finally clinched a 3rd title in 4 years by sweeping the Cavs and are favorites to defend their crown this yr.
The Warriors are on a nine-game profitable streak and sit atop of the Western Conference with a 34-14 file, the third-best within the league after the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors, who’re 34-12 and 36-14, respectively.
Barack Obama holds a jersey whereas poseing with ahead Draymond Green (L), Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (2nd R) and guard Shaun Livingston (R) throughout an occasion honoring the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors within the East Room of the White House on February 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images