Kevin Durant has emerged from his insular shell of late, using Twitter in a humorous fashion and showing more of his personality after winning that elusive chip with the Golden State Warriors this year. The custom of championship teams getting invited to the White House is usually a high honor, but the Prince George’s County superstar says his lack of respect for President Donald Trump would keep him away.
Kevin Durant says he will not visit President Donald Trump at the White House if the NBA champion Golden State Warriors are invited.
“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 was back in his hometown of Seat Pleasant, Maryland Thursday to celebrate “Kevin Durant Day” and added in comments to the outlet that he believes his Warriors teammates would back him on his plan to opt out from the visit should the invitation come.