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The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are rivals on the ground, however Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr advised reporters Wednesday they’d help Gregg Popovich if he ever ran for president.
“He’s great for the NBA and would be even better for the country, probably,” Curry mentioned, based on the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Connor Letourneau.
Kerr echoed that sentiment and praisied Popovich’s “honesty and integrity” as qualities that might make him a powerful presidential candidate.
“There’s all these jokes about a Popovich presidential run,” Kerr mentioned, per Letourneau. “I truly would vote him for President. He would make a good president. He actually would. All jokes aside, I’d vote for him.”
It’s no shock these males are all on the identical web page.
Curry, Kerr and Popovich have all been outspoken towards President Donald Trump, with Popovich going as far as to name him a “soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others,” based on The Nation‘s Dave Zirin.
Kerr additionally made his emotions recognized in a first-person piece for Sports Illustrated after Trump implied the Warriors’ invitation to the White House in celebration of their 2016-17 title can be rescinded following Curry’s feedback at media day.
“In his tweet to Steph, Trump talked about honoring the White House however, actually, isn’t it you who should honor the White House, Mr. President?” Kerr wrote. “And the way to do that is through compassion and dignity and being above the fray. Not causing the fray.”
The Warriors and Spurs will share the ground Thursday night time at AT&T Center (eight p.m. ET, TNT) in a rematch of May’s Western Conference Finals.