Have you found yourself wondering over these past few weeks what Gregg Popovich thinks about this whole government shutdown? Well, it’s your lucky day.
Matt Moore of CBS Sports’ Eye on Basketball asked the notoriously surly Spurs coach Monday night if he has talked at all with his team, which includes 10 foreign players, about the shutdown. He hasn’t, but Popovich had some strong words of his own to describe the political unrest.
“I don’t think that [the players] are real concerned with that, especially the foreign players,” he said. “Most foreigners think we’re pretty silly, and they’re correct.
“It’s children fighting over their toys, so to speak. It’s got nothing to do with the public or what’s good for the country. It’s about winning and losing, and that doesn’t do any of us much good. Hopefully they’re going to get to some sort of agreement in the next couple of days that might be good for the American people.
“It’s funny how each of them talks about what the American people want. The leaders from one side, they talk and say ‘The American People want…’ How the hell do these people know what they want? They live in a fishbowl. And then the other side says the same thing. It’s kind of comical, if it wasn’t so dramatically devastating for so many people.”
If only NBA sideline reporters could get Pop to open up like this.
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