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San Antonio Spurs visit Supreme Court ahead of Wizards gmae

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 13: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs coaches during the game against the Orlando Magic on March 13, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 13: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs coaches during the game against the Orlando Magic on March 13, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs visited the Supreme Court on Monday, according to a report, the day before a scheduled game against the Washington Wizards.

After Sunday’s game, we noted how San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich spoke out on March For Our Lives, which took place in Washington, D.C., and ripped the government for its handling of gun control. This was after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, that left 17 dead and others wounded.

One day later, the Spurs were in Washington, D.C. They will face the Washington Wizards Tuesday night, the eighth-to-last game of the season. However, 24 hours before it, the team took a trip to the Supreme Court, according to TMZ.

Popovich called the Supreme Court visit “great.” Manu Ginobili said the Supreme Court was “equal” to the White House. The cameraman kept trying to ask Ginobili if teams will visit there instead of the White House. Similar questions were spoken to Pau Gasol.

After Popovich’s words on the march and President Donald Trump, the visit seems notable, but it’s nothing to look into. It was potentially just a way for the team to enjoy D.C., the off day, and see one part of the United States government’s system.

Any Popovich-led Spurs team probably will not visit the White House anytime soon given recent verbiage. They may not win the championship this summer, but if it happens in 2019, 2020 or somewhere else down the line, as long as Trump remains the president, expect them to turn down the invite. Will this year’s champion do the same, especially if it’s the Golden State Warriors?

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San Antonio and Washington will go head-to-head Tuesday, Mar. 27 at 7:00 p.m. ET on FSSW and NSWA. Will Popovich speak on his Supreme Court visit before or after this game takes place?

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