Former Texas standout and NBA superstar Kevin Durant doesn’t like what he’s seen of President Donald Trump’s leadership.
The nine-time NBA All-Star and an NBA champion is considered one of the most well-known professional athletes in the nation. And he’s taken his platform as a basketball star as a bully pulpit for commentary about Trump’s leadership.
Durant was among the first to refuse a White House tour after the Golden State Warriors won the 2017 NBA Finals. He was quoted in August saying, “I don’t respect who’s in office right now,” referencing Trump.
During an episode of Cari Champion’s “Rolling With The Champion” featuring Durant and LeBron James, Durant detailed his thoughts on Trump’s leadership.
“When we’re talking about leadership and what’s going on in our country, it’s all about leadership, and I learned that playing basketball,” Durant said. “I learned a lot of life skills from playing basketball. You need to empower people, you need to encourage people, and that’s what builds a great team. And I feel like our team as a country is not run by a great coach.”
No hesitancy in making Durant’s comments known
Durant’s stinging remarks weren’t the first to criticize Trump. And they won’t be the last, either.
While his commentary about topics away from sports might not be embraced by all of his fans, it’s all a matter of opinion.
And it’s proof that Durant most certainly won’t keep his opinions to himself if asked about matters of the nation.
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