Most woke NBA coach: Gregg Popovich or Steve Kerr? | The Tylt
Not only have NBA players been speaking out against President Donald Trump, coaches in the NBA have also been vocal in their disdain of the Commander-in-Chief. San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich begrudgingly speaks to the media, but often uses his platform to speak against racial inequality. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been a frequent critic of Donald Trump, much to the delight of some NBA fans. Who’s more woke? 🏀
Most woke NBA coach: Gregg Popovich or Steve Kerr?
Gregg Popovich pulls no punches when it comes to speaking out against President Trump:
I think [these] people have been enabled by an example we've all been given...our country is an embarrassment to the world.
Not only does he care about social issues, he recognizes the privilege he has as a white man not having to deal with the everyday struggle of being black in America. He should be an example for others on how to be empathetic.
It's difficult for white people to understand the day to day feeling that many black people have to deal with. It's not just rogue policeman, or a policeman exerting too much force or power...It's too easy for people to let it go because it's not their daily experience. If it's not your daily experience, you don't understand it.
Steve Kerr has no problem dragging Donald Trump in public:
I’ve been fortunate enough to meet President Reagan, both Bushes, Clinton, and Obama. I didn’t agree with all of them, but it was easy to set politics aside because each possessed an inherent respect for the office, as well as the humility that comes with being a public servant in an incredible position of power, representing 300 million people. And that’s the problem now. In his tweet to Steph, Trump talked about honoring the White House but, really, isn’t it you who must honor the White House, Mr. President? And the way to do that is through compassion and dignity and being above the fray. Not causing the fray.
Steve Kerr was born in Beirut, Lebanon, where his father was a professor specializing in Middle East studies. He grew up with a worldly point of view, knowing that the United States wasn't the only country in the world. His ability to connect with others is one of his strengths, and he uses it on his national platform to positively influence others.
You want there to be dignity and respect, and there hasn't been any. You walk in the room with your daughter and your wife who are basically being insulted by [Trump's] comments...This whole process has left all of feeling disgusted and disappointed.