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If Warriors win title, Livingston 'definitely wouldn't go' to White House

If Warriors win title, Livingston 'definitely wouldn't go' to White House

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When Barack Obama was the President of the United States, the Warriors visited the White House in February 2016.

If the Warriors win the NBA championship in June, they would be in line to visit the White House again.

You can add Shaun Livingston to the list of people who will pass on that opportunity.

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"I really feel that my views would keep me from going and visiting," Livingston said on 95.7 The Game on Friday. "Just with everything that's going on right now, I just don't agree with a lot of stuff that's happening.

"I definitely wouldn't go."

Golden State head coach Steve Kerr has been a staunch critic of Donald Trump.

According to Livingston, Kerr's opinion on the matter would have a significant impact on Warriors players.

"At the end of the day, it would be his decision and I think we would talk about it as a team -- as we usually do -- we would come together and it would be a panel of us and we would really sit down and talk about it," Livingston explained. "Everybody would give their own opinion and have their own side, and I think he would leave that up to each individual."

Does Harrison Barnes miss the Bay Area? 'I like living in Dallas, but...'

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Does Harrison Barnes miss the Bay Area? 'I like living in Dallas, but...'

After four years in Oakland, Harrison Barnes was forced to leave town when the Warriors signed Kevin Durant last summer.

Barnes just finished the first year of a four-year, $94 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

So, does the former first-round pick miss his old home?

"I like living in Dallas but will always have love for Oakland!!" Barnes said in response to a question on Twitter on Sunday.

Barnes also picked his favorite restaurants in Oakland and San Francisco.

"Belly in Oakland or Amber in SF," Barnes wrote.

Steve Kerr keeping offseason routine in line: 'I'm not Jon Gruden'

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Steve Kerr keeping offseason routine in line: 'I'm not Jon Gruden'

For the third straight summer, Steve Kerr has had a shortened offseason to work with.

While he is working on things for the 2017-18 season, he's not trying to cram as much work into a short period of time. He's taking time to relax and enjoy the summer.

In an interview with The Chronicle's Scott Ostler on Saturday, Kerr pulled back the curtain on how's spending the time before training camp starts.

“I’m on the phone, talking to Bob Myers, talking to our coaches and to different people. Writing down thoughts, putting together plans for our coaching retreat. It might be just something that pops into my head, where I just stop and write something down. But I’m not Jon Gruden, I’m not waking up at five in the morning and going to the film room,” Kerr said.

What could Kerr and Myers possibly talk about every single day?

“We talk about players, talk about roles. We talked a lot about Nick Young and [Omri] Casspi before we signed those guys. Talked a lot about our center position. Bob and I talk every day, kind of the first thing in the morning we check in with each other, usually talk for a half hour. We’re really close. He just got back from a great vacation, in Italy,” Kerr said.

Kerr and the defending champion Warriors get back on the court Sept. 30 in a preseason tilt against the Nuggets in Oakland. Then they head to China to play the Timberwolves twice before returning to face the Kings at home on Oct. 13. Four days later, they raise a banner, get their rings and tip-off the regular season against the Rockets.