The fight continues. Yesterday, Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant was in his hometown of Seat Pleasant, Md. to celebrate Kevin Durant Day by speaking at a local activity center full of kids. ESPN was on site to get a quote from KD about the upcoming season and, of course, if the championship winning Warriors will be taking a trip to the White House to visit President Donald Trump — and it’s a hard pass from Durant.
“Nah, I won’t do that,” said the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now. I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” said Durant. “That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”
Durant has been paying close attention to Trump’s rhetoric and the Charlottesville protests, adding this, “I just wanted to sit back and analyze everything and gather my thoughts,” Durant said. “I wanted to say something immediately, but I definitely want to be the voice of where I come from and people who have come from my neighborhood and deal with oppression.”
This isn’t the first time a championship winning athlete has declined to visit the White House, as Martellus Bennett and other New England Patriots decided not attend a ceremony after the 2017 Super Bowl. Also, Tom Brady skipped out on visiting President Obama, but he was excited AF to meet Trump.