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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich launched into an attack on President Trump Tuesday, while defending NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s response to China, one of the world’s biggest human rights abusers.
Popovich went off on the president ahead of Tuesday’s preseason game against the Miami Heat, and led with his sympathy for NBA chief Silver for being in a tight spot as the Chinese rise in anger over a tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey who announced his support for pro-democracy demonstrators in Chinese-owned Hong Kong.
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Indeed, the famously woke NBA coach who holds forth on all sorts of human rights issues during his ubiquitous press conferences ,was very happy with how the NBA has cozied up with China.
Popovich even took a swipe at Donald Trump as he praised Silver.
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“Freedom of speech, it felt great again,” Popovich told reporters. “So, he’s been a heck of a leader in that respect, and very courageous. And when you compare it to what we’ve had to live through the last three years, it’s a big difference, a big gap, leadership wise and courage wise.”
“And it wasn’t easy for him to say,” Popovich said of Silver’s reaction to the China controversy. “He said that in an...
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