Of the prominent voices in American sports, nobody is more anti-President Trump than San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
Not LeBron James, not Kevin Durant, not Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, not even disgraced former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, are not as anti-Trump as Popovich.
And coach Gregg Popovich just said four words that will make President Trump furious.
The laundry list of anti-President Trump rhetoric San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has pedaled over the last four years is thousands of miles long.
In April, the Washington Post reported that a growing number of Spurs fans are turning their backs on Popovich because of his seemingly daily anti-Trump rants and tantrums. When asked about this report, Popovich revealed he couldn’t care less what his organization’s fans thought.
In the article, several fans were quoted saying they don’t feel Popovich needs “to talk politics.”
When asked about the damaging revelation in the article, Popovich said, “No, I don’t care about an article that anyone might write, except if you wrote one. The organization has never said a word about any opinion that I might have about anything, not one time.”
That seems unlikely, doesn’t it? The Spurs organization hasn’t discussed this with him once? They’re just allowing Popovich to go around sullying their name with the spread of hyper liberal propaganda? That’s doubtful, but at the end of the day, he’s still the coach. Maybe it is true, but we will never know.
Regardless, Popovich continues on his war path and did so last week when he said of President Trump: “He’s a deranged idiot.” In fact, the five-time NBA champion head coach called President Trump a “deranged idiot,” a “fool” and a “destroyer.”
In an interview published last week by The Nation, Popovich struggled with why he thinks Trump refuses to try and heal the country over the death of Minneapolis native George Floyd.
Popovich bemoaned, “It’s unbelievable. If Trump had a brain, even if it was 99 percent cynical, he would come out and say something to unify people. But he doesn’t care about bringing people together. Even now. That’s how deranged he is. It’s all about him. It’s all about what benefits him personally. It’s never about the greater good. And that’s all he’s ever been.”
This isn’t true and there are many facts to back it up. First of all, President Trump unified Americans in the fight against the Chinese coronavirus. Secondly, he called on American CEO’s to aid in the fight against the global pandemic. That wasn’t a selfish move.
Lastly, but most importantly, President Trump said recently that George Floyd was probably looking down from heaven saying it was a “good day,” insinuating change is on the horizon. But liberals attacked him for being disingenuous in a classic “damned if I do, damned if I don’t” move.
Popovich added in comments separate from the interview regarding President Trump: “He’s not just divisive. He’s a destroyer. To be in his presence makes you die. He will eat you alive for his own purposes. I’m appalled that we have a leader who can’t say ‘black lives matter.’”
The current climate in America is that saying “All Lives Matter” will get you fired, when in fact, it’s true. Sacramento Kings NBA game announcer Grant Napear was recently suspended from his job for saying “All Lives Matter.”
These accusations against President Trump are as unfair as it gets. This is why Popovich keeps losing his fans.