A few days ago, Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich were publicly signaled by President Donald Trump, after they refused to comment on the NBA controversy with protests in China.
In this sense, Trump took the opportunity to pay a blow to two of his greatest critics in the best basketball in the world, pointing to his double standard for not raising his voice in the same way they do with the issues of interest in his country .
Gregg Popovich did not hold back when I have fired back at President Donald Trump, who criticized the Spurs head coach for his comments on the NBA controversy in China. https://t.co/EkNY59VFTqRELATED
– KSAT 12 (@ksatnews)
October 13, 2019
However, Popovich, far from being achicopalarse by the president's words, reaffirmed his repudiation of the Republican leader, comparing him to the NBA Commissioner and insulting him for his way of acting.
"All I did was make a comparison between Adam Silver's demonstration of principles and courage in a difficult situation, as opposed to how our president reacts in the company of authoritarian figures. Whether it be Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Russia or Turkey, or whatever country it is, it seems quite irresponsible, helpless and cowardly. "
President Trump: "I watch this guy Steve Kerr, and he was like a little boy he was so scared to even be answering the question … Kerr and Popovich and some of the others were pandering to China. And yet to our own country it's like they don't respect it. " https://t.co/UVC7Naam4g pic.twitter.com/Hv3qrSENiX
– The Hill (@thehill)
October 9, 2019
Judging by the history of confrontations between Trump and his critics, surely this will not be the last thing we hear about it, because the president usually always seeks to have the last word.