Sports figures refuse to stay out of politics.
Coaches and high-profile athletes continue to stick their noses where they don’t belong.
And one anti-Trump NBA coach just made several comments about the Florida high school shooting that will disgust you.
ESPN is the main culprit to perpetuate anti-Trump nonsense.
Anytime the president says or conducts any action that remotely involves sports it is discussed ad nauseam on virtually every ESPN show.
Journalists either outright ask athletes and coaches questions about politics or they try to goad them into speaking about it.
Most recently for Uninterrupted, Cari Champion drove around superstar basketball players, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, in an Uber-style interview where she asked them point blank about President Trump.
James’ comments were explosively hateful towards the president and Durant nodded in agreement.
But two of the biggest perpetrators of anti-Trump vitriol in sports are Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
And when Kerr was asked about his thoughts on the Parkland school massacre, he was quick to blame the GOP and their failure to pass gun control regulations as the reason for the shooting.
“Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr fielded questions from reporters prior to his team’s tilt against Portland on Wednesday night, as he usually does before each game.
However, the tragic Florida school shooting on Wednesday prompted a highly unusual question in this normally routine setting.
While talking to reporters, Kerr was asked about the Florida shooting and his level of frustration about how the nothing appears to be happening to prevent such shootings.
Kerr’s response is unsurprising, the Golden State coach has been an outspoken critic of the 2nd Amendment.
On a podcast in June of 2016, Kerr said, “Our government is insane. We are insane. And what bugs me is this adherence to the right to bear arms, you know.
That was back in 1776. People didn’t own automatic rifles. You had to have a musket in case the Redcoats were coming.
The British were coming. And the beautiful thing about the Constitution is they left open amendments to change things because things change over time.”
In November of 2017, Kerr said “To solve [the issue of guns]. I think we almost have to look at it like a public health issue.
Too often we get caught up in political rhetoric, 2nd amendment rights, NRA stuff.
We have to look at this as it having nothing to do with partisanship, political parties. It’s got to be a public safety issue, a public health issue.”
You can watch the interview here:
Steve Kerr’s powerful message on the shooting massacre in Florida. pic.twitter.com/Lo4k66JG4G
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 15, 2018
Sports should be a place of escapism. If we want to hear about politics, we’ll turn on the political commentary by professionals.