This NBA Star Just Called President Trump An ‘Ass’

Ford Springer | Contributor

After Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank praised Donald Trump’s pro-business approach to the presidency and called him a real “asset for the country,” Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry took an alternative stance.

Curry has a shoe deal with the apparel brand, and other than perhaps pro golfer Jordan Spieth, he is Under Armour’s most famous endorser. The Golden State star voiced his opinion on Plank’s comments in an interview the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday. (RELATED: Leftists Likely To Boycott This Company For Praising Donald Trump)

“I agree with that description,” Curry began, “if you remove the ‘et’ from asset.”

A close-up of the shoes that Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors wore during their game against the New York Knicks at ORACLE Arena on December 15, 2016 in Oakland, California. The shoes are a tribute to all the lives that were lost in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland on December 2. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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“I spent all day yesterday on the phone,” Curry said,  with countless people at Under Armour, countless people in Kevin Plank’s camp, my team, trying to understand what was going on and where everybody stood on the issue.”

“Based off the release that KP sent out this morning, and what he told me last night, that’s the Under Armour that I know,” Curry continued. “That’s the brand I know he’s built and one that, as of Wednesday afternoon, is something that I’m standing on.”

The Warriors point guard told the San Jose Mercury News that he and Plank don’t talk politics and he’d like to keep it that way. But after Plank’s comments, Curry seemed concerned that the Under Armour CEO would adopt Trump’s “values,” rather than simply supporting his mind for business.

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in action against the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

“It’s a fine line but it’s about how we’re operating,” Curry said, “how inclusive we are, what we stand for. He’s the president. There are going to be people that are tied to them. But are we promoting change? Are we doing things that are going to look out for everybody? And not being so self-serving that it’s only about making money, selling shoes, doing this and that,” Curry said.

“That’s not the priority. It’s about changing lives. I think we can continue to do that.”

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