Prior to the last regular-season meeting in mid-January between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James and Kevin Durant rode around Akron, Ohio while being chauffeured by ESPN’s Cari Champion. The conversation started with The Kang showing Durant and Champion his old stomping grounds. He described the recreational center where he first learned how to play organized basketball. The Conversation turned to the entire hood depending on him to save the city with his talent, and everybody riding on him to be the one to “make it.”
KD went so far as to describe out everyone in the hood wants to you to be on the same level. Any one man’s semblance of of success can send the hood into a tizzy, and have them “felling a type a way.” The Shock Exchange knows the feeling. With Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead, he wrote the most-plagiarized book in the country, and the most-influential book on economics since the Great Depression. Instead of buying the book and promoting, former President Obama and other policymakers would rather plagiarize, while the blacks pretend like they don’t see it … but we know they do.
Cari Champion: We are at a watershed moment in this country and we cannot deny we are very divided especially in the political arena. The Warriors said if we have an invite we aren’t going to the White House. LeBron you called the President a bum. How do you describe the climate for an athlete with a platform nowadays who wants to talk about what’s going on in our world.
The Kang: The climate is hot. The number one job in America … the point of person … really doesn’t understand the people and doesn’t give a %$#@&^%$ about the people … At this time right now, with the President of the United States, it’s at a bad time. While we cannot change what comes out of that man’s mouth we can still alert people who watch us that “this is not the way.”
KD: When we’re talking about leadership and what’s going on in our country … it’s all about leadership. I learned that playing basketball … you need to empower people. You to encourage people and that’s what builds a great team and I feel that our team as a country is not ran by a great coach.
The Kang: It’s not even a surprise when he says something. It’s laughable … and it’s also scary.
Trump came at NFL players for kneeling during the National Anthem and pro players from around the nation clapped back. This is a continuum in the tete-a-tete between Trump, LeBron and KD. This is why Trump And The Global Economy is so important. It takes conversations that happen on the block and the barbershop and put them in a town hall setting. Moreover, it gives real information about Trump and his policies and how those policies will impact the African American community.