Showing posts with label Kevin Durant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kevin Durant. Show all posts

Friday, January 25, 2019

Golden State Warriors visit Obama during trip to DC

NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors met with everyone's favorite president....Barack Obama on Thursday after declining to visit the White House to meet with that other guy.

The team visited the former President on Thursday before their game against the Washington Wizards in the nation's capital.

The Warriors posed with Obama in a picture of the visit that surfaced on social media Thursday.

The team met with Obama for nearly an hour.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

NBA champions Golden State Warriors to visit with D.C. students instead of Trump

The NBA champion Golden State Warriors will spend next week's trip to Washington, D.C., visiting local children after the team was disinvited (although the team had said they weren't going???) from the White House by President Trump.

The team told ESPN that the players plan to attend a small event closed to media with local D.C. children during their visit to the nation's capital, though details of the event were not readily available.

"It's their championship. They got disinvited to the White House, so it's up to them what they wanted to do. So they made their plans," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN. "I want the players to have a good day and to do something positive and to enjoy what they're doing."

The event was decided on after the team received invitations from Democrats such as Mayor Muriel Bowser and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) to visit the U.S. Capitol. But the Warriors decided not to politicize their visit to Washington.

"At the end of the day, it's about us celebrating a championship, so there's no point in getting into the political stuff and all that," forward Draymond Green told ESPN. "It's about something we did great. Why make it about [politics]?"


Friday, August 18, 2017

NBA star Kevin Durant will not visit Trump White House

NBA superstar and now champion, Kevin Durant told ESPN that he will not be visiting the White House when the Golden State Warriors visit in February because he doesn't respect the man in office right now. Read his statement below:

"Nah, I won't do that," said Durant when questioned about a White House visit by ESPN. "I don't respect who's in office right now."

"I don't agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that," said Durant, who said it wasn't an organizational decision. "That's just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they'll all agree with me."

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Kevin Durant donates $57K to homeless kids in Oklahoma City

Kevin Durant apparently has no hard feelings toward Oklahoma City, despite the backlash he received after leaving the Thunder for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA offseason.

Durant's foundation has donated $57,000 toward an effort to build a new school for the city's homeless children.

Positive Tomorrows president Susan Agel says in a statement that Durant "has been instrumental" in helping the school's growth.

Durant spent eight seasons in Oklahoma City before leaving has a free agent in June. The move sparked anger among some fans who showed their outrage by burning his Thunder jersey.


Monday, July 04, 2016

Kevin Durant statement on joining the Golden State Warriors

Here is Kevin Durant's statement from The Player's Tribune on his leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder and joining the Golden State Warriors

This has been by far the most challenging few weeks in my professional life. I understood cognitively that I was facing a crossroads in my evolution as a player and as a man, and that it came with exceptionally difficult choices. What I didn’t truly understand, however, was the range of emotions I would feel during this process.
The primary mandate I had for myself in making this decision was to have it based on the potential for my growth as a player — as that has always steered me in the right direction. But I am also at a point in my life where it is of equal importance to find an opportunity that encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth. With this in mind, I have decided that I am going to join the Golden State Warriors.
I’m from Washington, D.C. originally, but Oklahoma City truly raised me. It taught me so much about family as well as what it means to be a man. There are no words to express what the organization and the community mean to me, and what they will represent in my life and in my heart forever. The memories and friendships are something that go far beyond the game. Those invaluable relationships are what made this deliberation so challenging.
It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career.
I will miss Oklahoma City, and the role I have had in building this remarkable team. I will forever cherish the relationships within the organization — the friends and teammates that I went to war with on the court for nine years, and all the fans and people of the community. They have always had my back unconditionally, and I cannot be more grateful for what they have meant to my family and to me

Monday, July 21, 2014

NBA to help sponsor Pres. Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.

[ SOURCE] The National Basketball Association will be among the corporate sponsors that have committed to helping young minority men as part of the White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

The NBA, in coordination with its players association, will launch a five-year effort designed to connect 25,000 mentors with young men of color. The league will work with at-risk students to improve attendance and performance at schools. Current and former players will also participate in after school workshops designed to help vulnerable children.

Additionally, NBA hall-of-famer Magic Johnson and Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria will launch a new “National Convening Council” designed to bring together business, philanthropic, and faith leaders to coordinate their efforts to help young men of color.