Since taking office as President of the United States, Donald Trump has been strongly criticized by various personalities from the sports world, such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Megan Rapinoe and Colin Kaepernick.
Two of his most frequent critics have been Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr. However, ironically both have remained curiously out of the NBA controversy regarding China.
“I saw Steve Kerr … he was like a little boy, he was shaking.” – Donald Trump on Steve Kerr’s response to the NBA / China / Daryl Morey controversy pic.twitter.com/G7OQWXVasGRELATED
– Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock)
October 9, 2019
Th at is why Trump took the opportunity to hit Popovich and Kerr with a slap because of the way they evaded getting involved in a controversy related to the democratic struggle in China:
"I looked at this guy Steve Kerr and he was like a little boy. I was very afraid to answer the question, I was shaking. I didn't know how to answer, but the United States speaks very badly," Trump said.
In this sense, Stephen Curry decided to take it all with the lightness that characterizes it, simply by adding "welcome to the club", when asked about the President's words about his coach.
The NBA risks losing billions of dollars if China breaks relations with them and it is true that it is a cause worth pronouncing, but it seems that the spokesmen of the league will prefer to take care of their backs.
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