Nobody will ever accuse Gregg Popovich of never speaking his mind. The straight-shooting San Antonio Spurs coach took a big shot at President Donald Trump, slamming the former business mogul by saying he’s not fond of how he’s running things in the White House thus far.
Raw Story reports:
While sports is often the place Americans turn for non-political activity, every sport from football to basketball and even tennis has become more and more political in the last few years. Popovich has been an outspoken critic of the new president, but when a reporter asked him how the outside world distracts from work, the coach unloaded.
“There’s a cloud, a pall over the whole country, in a paranoid, surreal sort of way,” Popovich said. “It’ s got to do with the way one person conducts himself and it’ s embarrassing. It’ s dangerous to our institutions and what we all stand for and what we expect this country to be. But for this individual, he’s in a game show.”
Coach Pop has taken shots at Trump previously, as For The Win notes in this piece.
While Popovich is generally stone-faced and hyper-focused on running his team with efficiency, and nearly pulled out a big game 1 win in the Western Conference finals before falling 113-111 to conference champions, the Golden State Warriors, it’s refreshing to hear his take on matters beyond the hardwood.
Watch the video below courtesy of Sports Illustrated.
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