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Kerr softens stance, will discuss White House visit with Warriors

Kerr softens stance, will discuss White House visit with Warriors

American title teams are typically invited to the White House to be honored by the president. Donald Trump has not yet invited the Warriors, the 2016-17 NBA champions, and it's unclear at this point how it'll all play out. 

"We will meet as a team to discuss it and make a decision," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN this week as the team returns to action for media day Friday and training camp Saturday.

Kerr told NBCSportsBayArea.com last November that if the team were to win the NBA Finals -- which they did -- he would not accept an invitation to the White House. 

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And many of the Warriors players have already voiced similar opinions.

Veterans Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston during the regular season told NBCSportsBayArea.com they would skip the ceremonial visit should the season end with a championship. And veteran forward David West has been highly critical of Trump and has no desire to visit him. 

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, too, have been openly critical of Trump.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver shared his view in July, suggesting that if the Warriors are invited, they should accept.

What they're saying: JaVale McGee rounds up Bay Area stars for charity softball game

What they're saying: JaVale McGee rounds up Bay Area stars for charity softball game

With the A's out of town Saturday afternoon, the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum still played a host to a game. A softball game, that is. 

Warriors big man JaVale McGee's JUGLIFE charity put on its fourth annual Water for Life celebrity softball game, featuring his teammates and some of the Bay Area's biggest sports and music stars. 

Andre Iguodala's team beat McGee's, 10-9, and Iguodala took home MVP honors. The two captains even got into an old-school baseball "fight," for good measure.

Klay Thompson makes his triumphant return to China

Klay Thompson makes his triumphant return to China

The sequel is rarely as good as its predecessor, but convention goes out the window when China Klay is involved.

That's right, Klay Thompson is back in China this summer. He made his first stop in Beijing on Saturday, and will spend the next seven days in the country. Here's his itinerary:

June 23 -- Beijing
June 25 -- Jinan
June 26 -- Zhengzhou
June 27 -- Taiyuan
June 28 -- Guiyang
June 30 -- Guangzhou

How many shots will he air ball? Will he only eat smoky foods? Two countries await those answers with baited breath.