Two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry is unflappable. He never loses his cool, not even when he’s called out by name in the Republican-backed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — a $1.5 trillion corporation-friendly piece of legislation that the GOP is scrambling to pass, lest lawmakers return to their constituents without having done anything in 2017.
There is only one person mentioned in GOP tax plan and it’s Steph Curry. 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/YynmtvNgyH
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) November 2, 2017
This comes after Curry and President Trump got into a public Twitter feud about a made up invitation for an imaginary party. Say what you will about Trump, but the grandeur of his pettiness is inspiring.
Curry, check-mated in this bizarre game of one-upsmanship, reacted the only way he could: with a joke.
I wonder if Steve’s Bike shop is hiring…
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 2, 2017
Stephen Curry having fun with the new GOP proposal, which oddly mentioned him and Steve’s Bike Shop. pic.twitter.com/Lft18VNBd4
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 2, 2017
What makes this even weirder is that Steph Curry is an absurdly popular, non-controversial role model. They don’t put rabble-rousers on the Wheaties box.
— Danna (@DannaHanashiro) February 28, 2016
You thought it was weird when the president came at Meryl Streep after the Golden Globes? Nah, that was light work. The absurdity wasn’t lost on Curry himself.
“It was weird, that’s about it. There’s a lot of people wondering why I was called out, whatever the case may be, but mama, I made it.”
A more meaningful, albeit less juicy, facet of the $1.5 trillion tax plan is that it would eliminate that tax-exempt status on municipal bonds used to finance stadium construction. Take that, Colin Kaepernick!
Kidding; the idea to close this loophole dates back to 2015, to another president who holds Curry in slightly higher esteem.
Stephen Curry posts pic of a pretty powerful golf outing: UA founder & CEO Kevin Plank, Jordan Spieth, Seth Curry & Barack Obama. pic.twitter.com/gLcA1W7V6C
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 27, 2017
According to Bloomberg, the federal government has spent $3.7 billion subsidizing sports stadiums since 2000; worrisome until you contextualize that number with the fact that the government is spending $400 billion to make new fighter jets (the F-35) that will never be used. There hasn’t been an aerial dogfight since 1999 (the Kosovo War), when NATO aircraft (F-15s and F-16s) shot down five Yugoslav MiG 29s over a two-day span.
Even quick-witted Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was at a loss for words about the whole situation.
We live in strange times.