Professional athletes often say stupid things.
Reporters shove microphones in their faces and expect them to be knowledgeable on topics outside their environment.
That was on full display when one NBA player was interviewed, and gave idiotic responses about the president.
Second-year swingman Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics did an interview with The Guardian, and foolishly said Donald Trump is “unfit to lead.”
In an interview with the Guardian that was published on Tuesday, Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown criticized President Trump. The “Beantown” hooper labeled Trump: “unfit to lead.”
“I just think Trump’s character and some of his values makes him unfit to lead,” Brown explained to the Guardian. “For someone like him to be president, and in charge of our troops? It’s scary to be honest.”
Brown believes one of the best examples of how Trump is “unfit,” has to do with his handling of the LiAngelo/LaVar Ball saga.
After LiAngelo was detained in China on shoplifting charges, President Trump lobbied the Chinese President Xi Jinping to gain the release of Ball, and two other UCLA players who were placed on house arrest with him.
The Chinese government did eventually release the three players, and Chinese leaders credited Trump for his work in gaining their release. However, prior to the players’ return home to the United States, President Trump mused on Twitter about whether the basketball players would thank him for intervening.
That desire for a thank you from the players, did not sit well with Jaylen Brown.
“He demanded a thank you,” Brown told the Guardian. “It’s ridiculous. What happened to people doing things out of the generosity of their heart or because it was the right thing to do? There have been multiple situations where it’s been ridiculous but that one was like: ‘OK I’m done. I’m done listening to anything you have to say.’ A 19-year-old kid makes a mistake overseas and [Trump] demands an apology from his dad? I think Trump’s unfit to lead.”
Brown also took issue with Trump on issues of race.
“Some people think racism has dissipated or no longer exists. But it’s hidden in more strategic places. You have less people coming to your face and telling you certain things. But Trump has made it a lot more acceptable for racists to speak their minds.”
It’s hard to reason with this line of view, especially the comments regarding the media. The American sports media went to great lengths to televise every protest and, rarely, if ever, challenged any of the players on the style or substance of their protest. Brown also doesn’t list any examples of how people are more “engaged and united” with respect to issues of race, or police brutality.
Saying Trump is unfit to lead is the new favorite battle cry of the left in their latest gambit to undo the results of the 2016 election.
It’s also insulting to the millions of Americans who voted for him.
If Trump were unfit to lead, the stock market wouldn’t be experiencing record highs, and ISIS wouldn’t have essentially been toppled.
And if Trump were unfit and was furthering racial animus, black and Hispanic unemployment rates wouldn’t be at their lowest in decades; Trump’s pro-business governance has given job creators confidence that their businesses won’t be crippled by regulatory overreach.
Bottom line: Jaylen Brown should just stick to basketball.