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
Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry may not be overt with his activism like ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but he’s very much a part of the resistance movement.
Curry has spoken out against President Donald Trump’s politics and racist rhetoric in the past, and he even rejected Trump’s invitation to visit the White House following his team’s NBA championship win.
He has previously been the target of a Trump Twitter attack, and most recently, his name appeared in documents that the GOP put out on Thursday detailing how they want to reform United States tax law.
In the plan, Curry’s income — as a professional athlete — is compared to that of a small business owner. It should be noted, however, that Curry is the only real human being named in the bill, all other names are fictional.
“Our legislation will ensure this much-needed tax relief goes to the local job creators it’s designed to help by distinguishing between the individual wage income of NBA All-Star Stephen Curry and the pass-through business income of Steve’s Bike Shop,” the document reads.
Curry clearly found humor in being the one chosen person to be mentioned in the report as he tweeted “I wonder if Steve’s Bike Shop is hiring,” on Thursday.
I wonder if Steve’s Bike shop is hiring...— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 2, 2017
He addressed it again on Instagram, where he shared a mock job application from the bike shop that jokingly insinuated it was owned by his team’s head coach, Steve Kerr.
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
As someone who clearly wants nothing to do with Trump or the GOP agenda, it is quite ironic that Curry's name would be used in this proposal. However, Curry poking fun at the whole ordeal is in line with the nonchalant attitude he's consistently shown toward Trump's prior direct attempts to troll him.
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