If Gregg Popovich finally ends up operating for President, he might have already gained the state of California.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr and two-time MVP Stephen Curry every endorsed Popovich for president Wednesday amid a rising fan marketing campaign to attempt to persuade the Spurs coach to run for the White House in 2020.
“I truly would vote for Pop. He would make a great president,” Kerr mentioned, per ESPN. “All jokes aside. I would vote for him.”
Curry echoed Kerr’s sentiment.
“He’s great for the NBA and would be even better for the country, probably,” Curry mentioned, per ESPN.
Popovich’s recognition as a possible presidential candidate has continued to rise in latest months because the legendary coach has repeatedly provided his opinion on the present political panorama, together with chastising Donald Trump and his administration.
Popovich not too long ago slammed Trump, calling him a “soulless coward,” in an interview with The Nation after Trump falsely claimed Barack Obama and different former presidents didn’t name households of fallen U.S. troopers.
“This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner — and to lie about how previous Presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers — is as low as it gets,” Popovich advised The Nation.
“We have a pathological liar in the White House: unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day.”
Both Kerr and Curry have additionally been outspoken critics of Trump prior to now.
Despite successful the NBA Finals, the Warriors didn’t go to the White House this summer season after Trump rescinded his invitation to the group following stories the Warriors have been contemplating rejecting Trump’s invitation altogether.
Kerr believes if Popovich have been to run for president, he would accomplish that on a marketing campaign of “honesty and integrity.”
“Those would be two really key components for any person that wants to become president,” Kerr mentioned, per ESPN. “Honesty and integrity would be fantastic to see. He would provide that.”
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