Saturday, November 12, 2016
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Many NBA coaches, players and commentators have shared their thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump this week. Gregg Popovich provided what I believe is the lengthiest response yet, prior to the Spurs game against the Pistons on Friday night.
The crazy thing is that it started with a reporter telling Popovich that many are wondering what his thoughts are on the election and Trump, and the Spurs coach replied, “I don’t think my voice is that important.”
As the reporter told him, no, his voice does matter, Popovich went on to explain what was going through his head — he went on for just under six minutes. Popovich talks about why the entire Trump campaign scares him, and why he’s so disgusted that so many Americans voted for Trump.
“I’m a rich white guy, and I’m sick to my stomach thinking about it,” he says.