Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich are insufferable leftists.
The championship coaches have made countless statements in support of left-wing policies while slamming Donald Trump.
Now one liberal ESPN commentator defended the coaches’ actions with a ridiculous statement.
Former NFL player Domonique Foxworth appeared on ESPN and made the inane comment that Kerr and Popovich aren’t being politically forthright; they’re merely making statements about society.
Appearing as a guest host Friday on ESPN’s “First Take,” Domonique Foxworth claimed that when Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich speak out against President Donald Trump and openly discuss politics, they are merely making statements about society rather than giving their political opinions.
“[W]e celebrate Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich and their political opinions and this one is somewhere outside the bounds with Bob McNair,” Will Cain stated as “First Take” debated Houston Texans owner Bob McNair openly lamenting Barack Obama becoming president and donating to Trump’s inaugural committee.
He added, “The hypocrisy is absurd … if somebody has a different political opinion, we indict them. These guys share it every time there’s a microphone on them.”
Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr are not making political opinions,” Foxworth replied. “They are making statements about our society, which is different than a political opinion.
Since Trump became president, Kerr has spoken out against guns, mocked President Trump, said the president uses “divisive comments” and argued against Trump’s immigration ban. In the same time frame, Popovich has said Trump “brings out the dark side of human beings,” claimed the United States is a “racist country” and called Trump a “soulless coward.”
Foxworth’s comment is ludicrous. It doesn’t get much more political than decrying the President of the United States while touting leftist policies.
Kerr and and Popovich both publicly advocated for gun control. Kerr went so far as to speak at town hall events in California.
Popovich went even further by contacting the far-left publication “The Nation” for an unsolicited interview where he unloaded on Trump.
Popovich has also made statements about “white privilege” and how it’s incumbent upon white people to extend their privilege to people of color, which is pure identity politics and demonstrates a belief in white supremacy.
It’s ironic how Foxworth can claim Kerr and Popovich aren’t being political, yet other people in the mainstream media will label them as “brave” for agreeing with all of the left’s positions.
If Kerr and Popovich were truly being apolitical, they would stop talking about guns and race, and start talking about rebounding and defense.