Donald Trump Rumors
When the Golden State Warriors visit the nation’s capital on Feb. 28 to take on the Washington Wizards, superstar Kevin Durant tells ESPN he will not be visiting President Donald Trump at the White House, should the team be invited. “Nah, I won’t do that,” said Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”
He expounded on why he will bypass the White House visit, a ritual for professional teams coming off of championship seasons. “I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” said Durant, who said it wasn’t an organizational decision. “That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.” The White House has not extended a formal invitation to the Warriors.
Durant believes the President has played a role in the escalation of racial tension and the public rise of white supremacists. “He’s definitely driving it,” Durant said. “I feel ever since he’s got into office, or since he ran for the presidency, our country has been so divided and it’s not a coincidence. When [Barack] Obama was in office, things were looking up. We had so much hope in our communities where I come from because we had a black President, and that was a first.”
Kevin Durant is standing next to LeBron James in his opposition of President Donald Trump — saying, “We don’t f*ck with him.” KD made the statement during the “Kevin Durant Day” parade in Prince George’s County, Maryland — which is about a 30 minute drive from the White House.
Curry is one of the top endorsers of Under Armour products and, as the winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player award the past two seasons, has mostly shied about from taking a political stance on any issues. But Cuban acknowledged that it was a bold move by Curry. “I’m proud of Steph for standing up for what he believes in,” Cuban said. “It’s a tough situation for CEOs. “You want to make nice with the president because you’re a public company and you have shareholders, and it’s hard to balance doing the right financial thing versus doing what they think is the right thing, whatever your political beliefs are. It’s not an easy position to be in.”