It is difficult to find as easygoing a superstar as Klay Thompson, but even he has his limits.
Stoking a seditious rebellion against American democracy as a last-ditch attempt to maintain power crosses that theoretical line.
A few hours before Steve Kerr was set to speak publicly and would surely have a few words for President Trump, Thompson didn’t need any to express his disgust about the violent insurrection that was taking place in Washington.
In an Instagram story Wednesday, the injured Warriors star posted a cartoon drawing in which Trump ignored the world and sat staring at his phone in the corner of a room. His shadow of the president, who wore a hat, was made to look like a Klansman.
The U.S. Capitol building was on lockdown after Congress tried to certify the results of November’s election, in which Joe Biden won and Trump lost. Trump repeatedly has disputed the results of the election — disputed reality — and his supporters overran police and stormed the building. At least one woman has reportedly been shot amid the chaos.
Apart from lambasting Vice President Pence for accepting the results of the election, Trump had stayed quiet about the riot that was being fought by his supporters until posting a video that asked them to go home, while also calling them “special” and saying he “loved” them.
Thompson had no words. Kerr will have more.