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San Antonio Spurs Coach Greg Popovich doesn’t shy away from touching on hot button issues and giving his own hot take on the state of the country.
Popovich was in New York City on Saturday and spoke at Jay-Z’s Social Justice Summit. The event honored attorney Barry Schacht for his work on the Innocence Project.
During his speech, Popovich said that he did not know there were racists in America “up to this level”.
“This is the country we live in. I don’t have the answer, but it bothers me. It hurts me. It confuses me. And I wonder where would I live? I live in a country like that.” I didn’t know existed. I knew there were racists, I understand it. But I didn’t know it was up to this level, and that injustice and demands for power were so prevalent that we’re in that position. which we are at now.” ,
Popovich has made his political stance quite clear over the past five years.
He has regularly slammed former President Trump and other Republican politicians over their policies.
In 2020, he supported the vote Austin to reduce police budget And called Trump “blatantly racist” and “just ignorant” those who don’t understand the Black Lives Matter movement.
In February 2021, he called a second Trump impeachment a “good move” after the Capitol riots. He slammed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for lifting the mask mandate in March 2021 and later that year Compared to Christopher Columbus to Adolf Hitler.
In addition, Popovich has led the Spurs to five NBA championships. He is also the leader in all-time regular-season wins with 1,344 wins under his belt.