Spurs Head Coach Greg Popovich let lose on President Trump, calling him a “deranged idiot” and “a coward” while speaking with Dave Zirin of The Nation, on Sunday.
Popovich, who has been an outspoken critic of the 45th president of the United States, touched on several topics, including racism, police brutality, and George Floyd’s death before going after the President.
“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.”
"it’s more than just Trump. The system has to change. I’ll do whatever I can do to help because that’s what leaders do. But Trump can’t do anything to put us on a positive path because he’s not a leader." – Coach Pophttps://t.co/oTIGSnVecG
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) June 1, 2020
The President has been a frequent target for Popovich in the past.
With tensions rising over Floyd’s murder and the subsequent protests, San Antonio’s coach spoke out once again.
“It’s so clear what needs to be done. We need a president to come out and say simply that ‘Black Lives Matter.’ Just say those three words. But he won’t and he can’t. He can’t because it’s more important to him to mollify the small group of followers who validate his insanity. But it’s more than just Trump. The system has to change. I’ll do whatever I can do to help because that’s what leaders do. But he can’t do anything to put us on a positive path because he’s not a leader.”
Over the past several days, NBA organizations and players have taken a stand in the fight for justice for George Floyd.
The Celtics Enes Kanter and Jaylen Brown were seen marching with protestors over the weekend, as were Lonzo Ball, Jordan Clarkson, and Tobias Harris.