Don’t expect to see Kevin Durant anywhere near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Golden State Warriors forward said if the White House extends an invitation to the NBA champs — as tradition has it — he will not be in attendance.
Nah, I won’t do that,” Durant said of a visit Thursday, per Chris Haynes of ESPN. “I don’t respect who’s in office right now.”
While Durant said he’s unable to speak for the rest of the team, he said more than likely they’ll be in agreement with his stance.
“I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that,” the 28-year-old said. “That’s just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”
Durant was less than 200 miles from President Trump’s new residence Thursday. His hometown in Prince George’s County, Maryland, threw a parade in his honor. Video footage of Durant toting the Lombardi trophy circulated on social media.
Trump has faced tons of opposition since he decided to run for president and even more now that he’s office — actions Durant said is warranted.
“That’s how it’s supposed to be. We don’t f–k with him,” he said of the president, per TMZ Sports.
Some of Durant’s teammates and NBA peers have expressed their disdain with Trump’s leadership and views.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry called Trump an “ass,” while coach Steve Kerr said he’s “ill-suited” for the position as commander-in-chief.
Following the mayhem in Charlottesville, Va. and Trump’s flighty response to the destruction, LeBron James accused the president of inviting hate.
“Hate has always existed in America,” James wrote to 37.6 million Twitter followers. “Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!”
At his LeBron James Family Foundation event Tuesday, James expounded more on his feelings about the violence in the Virginia college town.
“I know there’s a lot of tragic things happening in Charlottesville,” James said, according to Cleveland.com. “I have this platform and I’m somebody that has a voice of command and the only way for us to get better as a society and for us to get better as people is love. And that’s the only way we’re going to be able to conquer something as one.”
“It’s not about the guy that’s the so-called president of the United States, or whatever the case. It’s not about a teacher that you don’t feel like cares about what’s going on with you every day. It’s not about people that you just don’t feel like want to give the best energy and effort to you. It’s about us.
“It’s about us looking in the mirror. Kids all the way up to the adults. All of us looking in the mirror and saying, ‘What can we do better to help change?’ And if we can all do that and give 110 percent, then that’s all you can ask for.”