San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich didn't name President Trump when discussing politics before the first game of the NBA Western Conference Finals, but he didn't really have to.
Popovich criticized Trump again before the Spurs' series opener against the Golden State Warriors, Newsweek reported.
The Spurs are looking to win their sixth NBA Championship during Popovich's reign as coach.
"It’s got nothing to do with the Democrats losing the election. It’s got to do with the way one individual conducts himself. And that’s embarrassing, it’s dangerous to our institutions and what we all stand for, what we expect the country to be. But for this individual, he’s in a game show. And everything that happens begins and ends with him, not our people or our country. Every time he talks about those things, that’s just a ruse. That’s just disingenuous, cynical and fake,” said Popovich.
Popovich's comments were fiery, but his team's flame in game one was all but extinguished.
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