Kevin Durant Calls Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron What They Were “Racist” and Says Trump Has Made Racist Talk Cool

No need to sugarcoat it.

It was racist and anyone who says it wasn’t is probably racist themselves.

I am glad KD spoke out about it to USA Today.

Q: So how did her comments hit you when you first heard them?

A: “It didn’t hit me. Ignorance is something I try to ignore. That was definitely an ignorant comment. I do play basketball, but I am a civilian and I am a citizen of the United States, so my voice is just as loud as hers, I think – or even louder. I can’t focus on that. I think we’re doing some good things out here, using our platform, and I think what me and LeBron did with Uber (and UNINTERRUPTED) the other day when it came out, I thought it was great. I thought a lot of people enjoyed it. I got so many encouraging texts from it. A lot of people enjoyed what we had to say, a lot more than just politics, which we didn’t even talk about. It’s just life that we talked about. My whole thing is I can’t dwell on that, and I can’t let that distract me from the real goal at hand, which is to continue to encourage and empower people around the world.”

Q: Has it reached a point where you’re so used to this kind of thing that it just doesn’t surprise you anymore? I’d heard that was part of your reaction.

A: “You see it. Like I said, our President made it cool for people to kind of speak their truth and kind of show what they’re really about. It’s cool to uncover that now. So we know it’s coming. We know if we use our voice and it’s not what some people may agree with, of course they’re going to say ignorant things like that. But we are the American dream. We come from nothing. We rose up in our profession to be able to take care of our families forever. I think everybody in the country would want to do that, so I think more people want to be us than – I don’t even know her name, whoever that lady is.”

Q: Did you watch whole segment?

A: “Yeah, I watched it. But like I said, you tend to focus on the positive. It’s just sad to see people who think that way. It’s weird. It’s not even a place where we should be as humans. …To me, it was racist. What does (skin color) have to do with anything? We all have an opinion, just like she has an opinion that I disagree with. But I’m not going on TV, or tweeting, and calling her…

Good for Kevin Durant.

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