In November, Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich claimed President Donald Trump’s victory was “disgusting,” and “we’re watching him (Trump) be misogynistic and xenophobic and racist and make fun of handicapped people.”
Earlier this week, Coach Popovich was apparently still trying to come to terms with the Trump victory when before taking on the World Champ Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday night Pop said, “You can’t believe anything that comes out of his (President Trump’s) mouth.”
“I want to be totally vanilla, whether someone says something great or something bad (about me),” Popovich continued. “We have somebody in office right now who should take that lesson.”
And now, according to the New York Daily News, prior to last night’s game Popovich mocked the Trump administration as he discussed player injuries and his decision to rest Kawhi Leonard.
“Kawhi (Leonard) is out with an injury that’s not really an injury, but hopefully it will heal quickly,” Popovich said, before jokingly adding, “That’s a figurative statement. It sounds like some of the things that are going on politically in the world. I apologize. I just gave an alternative fact. I shouldn’t have done that. But it wasn’t a lie, so don’t try to pin that on me. I’m tired of you guys pinning that on me.”
Coach Popovich was referencing a comment made by Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway to NBC’s Chuck Todd that the new Press Secretary Sean Spicer had used “alternative facts” in his statement’s about the inauguration.