Kevin Durant has announced that he will not be attending the White House should President Trump invite the Golden State Warriors. According to reports, Durant does not respect Donald Trump as President of the U.S. According to the Bleacher Report, Durant stated, “I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that. That’s just me personally, but I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”
Voicing his opinion
Ever since Kevin Durant was a youngster, he dreamed of taking the Larry O’Brien Trophy to the front steps of the White House. Many people love to dream and set goals for themselves and this is one of Durant’s.
Trump’s hostile command has been looked at as negative as what he believes in, many disagree with. Over the past few years and his recently marked remission to what occurred in Charlottesville Virgina, it has caused a lot of athletes and politicians to speak freely of their frustrations with Trump. Oppression is something that Durant and many others are firmly against. Violence recently broke out in Charlottesville, leading to the death of Heather Myer, 32. So keeping this in mind, Durant trusts that Trump has played a role in the heightening of racial strain in the U.S.
Kevin Durant has every right as a person to express his views and opinions of Donald Trump. His disdain for Trump is something that he is confident in expressing. He definitely has the right to criticize Trump as it is unjust for oppression to continue in a world where many have overcome so much of it. Many agree that ever since he has made his way into office, or since he ran for president, certain countries have been so divided and it’s not a coincidence. When Obama was in office, conditions were looking better. There was more aspiration in certain communities. This is because there was an African American President and that was a breakthrough. It’s with all this hatred towards Trump that many wonder why he won the presidential campaign in the first place?
Durant is not alone
Durant is not the only one that disagrees with Trump’s actions, as fellow Warriors players also expressed their discontent. Since the Warriors won it all, there have been doubts over whether the team would make the traditional White House visit. Even opponent, friend and NBA star LeBron James feels that Trump is not ‘making America great again.’ LeBron feels that the direction that the U.S. is heading is not the right one.