Kevin Durant made it very clear that he will not be visiting the White House if the Golden State Warriors are invited. I highly doubt that Trump will extend an invitation to the Warriors, so this was an easy answer for Durant to give. I do think that it speaks volumes about our current president, that guy who dreamed about visiting the White House his entire life, wouldn’t feel comfortable attending.
We’re currently smack dab in the middle of a very sad moment in American History.
“Nah, I won’t do that,” said Durant, the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”
Durant spoke to ESPN on Thursday as his hometown of Seat Pleasant celebrated Kevin Durant Day for all of his achievements on and off the court.
The Warriors visit the nation’s capital Feb. 28 to take on the Washington Wizards. The White House has not extended a formal invitation to the Warriors.
Durant expounded on why he would bypass a White House visit, a ritual for professional teams coming off 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.”
Durant’s hometown is 11 miles from downtown Washington, D.C. Ever since he was a kid, he dreamed of taking the Larry O’Brien Trophy to the front steps of the White House.