San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has a bone to pick with President Donald Trump’s attitude toward politics and sports.
An outspoken critic of Trump, the five-time NBA champion coach laid into the president at a press conference held on Monday, critiquing his “childishness” and “gratuitous fear-mongering.” This came as a weekend in which Trump uninvited the NBA champion Golden State Warriors from the White House and feelings against NFL musicians asserting police violence.
“Our country is an embarrassment to the world, ” Popovich computed, referencing Trump’s antics during his first months in office.
Popovich didn’t be brought to an end.
He raised the conversation back around to the real topic at hand: race and intolerance in America.
“Obviously, race is the elephant in the room, and we all understand that, ” he said, shrugging off the idea that if we plainly stop talking about racism that it’ll somehow just go away.