White House visit? No thanks, says NBA's Durant

Pro basketball star Kevin Durant grew up near Washington, D.C., but he's in no rush to visit the White House if he and his teammates on the NBA champion Golden State Warriors get invited.

"Nah, I won't do that," Durant said Thursday, in an interview with ESPN. "I don't respect who's in office right now."

It has become a tradition in the U.S. for championship teams to visit the sitting president, as baseball's Chicago Cubs did in June when they met with President Trump.

But the outspoken Durant -- who recently apologized for negative comments about India after conducting a basketball clinic in the country -- accused Trump of helping to divide the U.S. rather than unite it. He added that many of his Warriors teammates feel the same way, the Washington Times reported.

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