It looks like you can add Kevin Durant to a long list of folks who aren't happy with Meek Mill's recent two-to-four-year prison sentence.

Speaking with Mercury News, the superstar Golden State Warriors forward discusses the impact of race and systemic oppression as he reconciles the idea that his status as a basketball phenom has long insulated him from their adverse effects. Along the way, he uses the story of Meek, who was sent to prison for violating the probation he caught for charges he faced nearly 10 years ago, to make his point.

"You see what’s going on with Meek Mill right now, which is fucking ridiculous, and he’s actually doing something great with himself," KD says, referring to the justice system being seemingly inescapable for Black youth. "He’s helping people, he’s building a better life, he’s putting on a better life for him and his family, and you see how people do him. I started to pay attention to more and more things like that."

KD also says being a successful business man isn't enough to protect you from people's racist perceptual lens. "Then I hear my friends talk about what it’s like in the corporate world for black folks," he says. "You automatically just get viewed as something that you’re not or something that somebody else may have been, may have done. A lot of feelings get projected on you because of what you look like or how you present yourself. It’s like, so much shit that goes on that I see now that I didn’t see before."

Elsewhere in the interview, KD reveals why, exactly, he chose to get a Tupac Shakur tattoo. Apparently, he appreciates the late rapper's legacy of outspokenness.

"Tupac was known for being woke, being politically incorrect, having a voice, and standing up for himself, standing up for what he believes is right," KD explains. "He expressed that in his music, he expressed that in interviews, he expressed that through his movies, through his artistic work. It’s way bigger than him being an artist or making a hot-ass song or having a No. 1 record. It’s that at that age, for you to be thinking about the stuff you were thinking about, at 22, 23 years old, and he died at 25, like…young people don’t think like that."

He continued, "So for him to have that type of mindset at that age where he’s projected to be around, today would’ve been like Gandhi, you know what I’m saying? Or like Nelson Mandela-type intelligence for our culture, our people, our voice as being from the neighborhood. He meant so much to having me just think a different way. From watching him, following his story, following every interview I can."

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