For those who love basketball, you gotta love Greg Popovich. He is the 10th winningest coach in NBA history. When you watch the Spurs play Popovich always answers reporters questions succinctly. It is clear that he says what he thinks and is all business. He is the NBA coach that seems to be the least impressed with his celebrity. Here is a clip that is typical of his interview style:
Greg Popovich is ex-Air Force. He reacted to Trump’s claim that other presidents including Barack Obama never called grieving military families. He was so offended by Trump’s remarks that he called up Dave Zirin of The Nation. “I want to say something and please just let me talk and please make sure this is on the record” Pop said. He gave his statement:
I’ve been amazed and disappointed by so much of what this President had said, and his approach to running this country, which seems to be one of just a never ending divisiveness. But his comments today about those who have lost loved ones in times of war and his lies that previous presidents Obama and Bush never contacted their families, is so beyond the pale, I almost don’t have the words.
This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner–and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers–is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this President should be ashamed because they know it better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all.