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Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA power players continue to speak against Trump

May 18th, 2017 at 5:55 PM
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“To this day, I feel like there’s a cloud, a pall over the whole country in a paranoid, surreal sort of way.” – San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich
While May is generally the time for playoff basketball talk, coaches and owners alike did not hold back their opinions on President Donald Trump this week. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich again went in on the president’s “disingenuous, cynical” behaviour while Warriors coach Steve Kerr called Trump a “blowhard” who “couldn’t be more ill-suited to be president.” The sentiment was shared by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban who said Trump is “just an idiot.” But while current basketball power players are pushing against the presidency, long time Trump supporter Bob Knight said Trump was right to fire FBI Director James Comey, stating “It seems to me the office of the president of the United States is responsible to have the best people possible in all jobs.”
“I think a person that’s dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn’t you want that type of leadership in your locker room?” – Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett
As training camp nears and NFL teams continue to round out their rosters, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team is considering Colin Kaepernick for a spot on their roster playing backup to starting quarterback Russell Wilson. While critics say any sort of morale stand on accepting Kaepernick on squad should no longer be hailed as progressive or enlightened, news of quarterback potentially joining the club was greeted as a positive by current players. Kaepernick for his part is keeping a low profile Рaside of recently handing his out suits to recent paroles to help with job interviews Р and is said to be working out as if he were still a starter.
It was announced earlier this week that the National Museum of African American History will display items donated from Kaepernick’s days with the San Francisco 49ers citing the national …

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