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David West
Position: F
Born: 08/29/80
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:239 lbs. / 108.4 kg.
Salary: $2,328,652
Teammates invite him to dinner to pepper him with questions about President Trump, police brutality and the deeper reasons behind today’s racial tensions. On team charter flights, while many players play cards, West reads books by James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Over the past three years, West has become borderline obsessed with studying the African diaspora. “I like to look at some of the tribes in the African groups of the diaspora that are stranded in parts of India, and just try to connect those different dots,” West said. “How did they get there? What is their connection to this other group of people? That’s really been what I’ve been on the last few years, just trying to connect a lot of dots, connect the diaspora to one another.”
Last week, after reports surfaced that President Trump had demanded to know at a White House meeting why the U.S. should accept immigrants from “shithole” countries like Haiti and some nations in Africa, West pulled out his copy of “A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies,” which details how third-world countries became impoverished through colonization. Underneath the excerpt of which he posted a picture to Twitter was the caption, “How they became ‘Shit Holes.’” Golden State forward Andre Iguodala quickly retweeted it with a single word of support: “Preach.”
Warriors forward David West recently spoke out over Trump reportedly using disparaging remarks about Haiti and various African nations in a meeting about immigration policy. How did we get to this point? “Oh man, are we really going to ask this at shootaround?” Kerr said with a smile. Kerr asked, “Do you have two hours?” before noting “there’s a book to be written” titled “How We Got Here.” And, Kerr added, “there’s a lot of chapters.”
David West: “I don’t look at this as this is it for me, and, I think for a lot of people, that’s their mindset. I’ve invested in myself, meaning I can move into many different fields and have an understanding of many different fields. “I’m into education; I’m into renewable energy; I’m into international business; I’m into domestic business; we have real estate; we’re working the stock market. We’re very diversified in terms of our portfolio. We have some private holdings and equity in certain companies. I’m just in a good space, man, and I just happen to still be able to play basketball and play in a thousand games.”
2 weeks ago via ESPN