The NBA season may be at it's slowest point, but United States politics never takes a break.
For NBA superstar, and 2017 Champion, Kevin Durant, he takes no shame in speaking his mind when it comes to that very thing. This latest statement goes even beyond words, as Durant makes known his intentions if invited to the Capital for the annual Champions celebration.
In a chat with ESPN, Durant explains his decision not to go to the White House this year if invited by President Trump:
"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 if I know my guys well enough, they'll all agree with me."
As part of a U.S. tradition, Champions of different American sports leagues are invited to the White House for a celebratory event. While the Warriors have not received an official invitation yet, it's widely expected that Trump will attempt to keep the tradition going.
Not everyone has agreed with his methods so far, however, and it's caused for some divide all around the nation. Many athletes of all different races are coming together to show their disdain towards President Trump, and Kevin Durant is the latest to do it.
His choice to skip a potential White House trip in protest of President Trump is just one of a long list of controversial decisions made by the superstar in recent years. Since joining the Warriors last summer, he's gotten bolder and more hostile towards the media and his fanbase. And while most consider him a nice guy, he hasn't acting been very friendly lately.