Kevin Durant has not been a fan of President Donald Trump since he took office and recently had some comments on the president. He told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that he would not go on the visit to the White House should the team decide to go and his reason was pretty straight forward.
“Nah, I won’t do that. I don’t respect who’s in office right now,” he said. He also was pretty explicit during his trophy parade in his hometown in Maryland and told TMZ “We don’t f— with him.”
Other players had spoken out on the topic of a White House visit with Trump in office and it seemed to be a consensus “no” from a lot of the players. However, coach Steve Kerr said that the team would “entertain the idea of going out of respect for the institution, out of respect for the office itself…”
Skipping the White House visit has become a bit common now as several New England Patriots did just that earlier this year in April. Guys like Martellus Bennett, Chris Long, Adrian Branch, Tom Brady, Danny Amendola, Patrick Chung and Malcolm Butler among several others skipped the visit.