When It Comes To His Decision Not To Attend The White House, Kevin Durant Is Not About Britt McHenry's Bullshit
I don't know if there is anything that can compare to the hardships of an unemployed, disgraced sports reporter choosing to stay informed on sports despite harboring an irrational disdain for one of uber-talented individuals playing it. However, it's tough to argue that an athlete being asked to stand next to a man that is just days removed from justifying the actions of a hate group that nonsensically thinks said athlete is somehow genetically inferior wouldn't face an eerily similar internal conflict.
Let's forget, for just one second, that Donald Trump literally created a new term (alt-left) on a whim so as to rationalize the discriminatory ideals of people that were walking around with NAZI paraphernalia in 2017. Not because it's not crucial to this story, but because thinking that a White House photo-op is the event that will turn the tides of the racial tsunami that is washing over this country in the wake of an election that was won by a person who used prejudice as a campaign promise is just as fucking stupid.
Attractive blondes have got to be pissed that Britt McHenry just substantiated every intelligence-based stereotype they have spent their lives battling in search of a little attention, because I refuse to accept that she's not intentionally stirring the pot so as to stay mildly relevant. No one - regardless of appearance - could be dumb enough to believe that the spectacle that is a championship team's trip to the White House has the potential to turn into an assuring, mutually productive sit down. Britt McHenry is clearly not dealing with a full deck of cards if she thinks this is the best way to get a job. That said, she definitely has a joker in hand if she's playing up a black athlete's ability to unite the country by showing up to shake hands with a president that can't even properly condemn white supremacy.
Simply put, there is no amount of coy hair flips that can get me accept the air-headedness required to suggest that an NBA player can inspire widespread change by holding up a basketball jersey with a fake ass, 'Get Out'-style smile on his face as genuine. Even if the comparison of watching the NBA Finals to playing nice-nice with a bigoted buffoon for the sake of the camera was a tooootally rational way to start her "argument".