Gregg Popovich
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hat better place to share your feelings that the flag of the United States of America is “irrelevant” than with The New York Times? That’s exactly what San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich did. In an interview with The Times’ Maureen Dowd, Popovich expressed his disappointment in the way NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handled Kaepernick and other players kneeling at NFL games in protest.

“A smart man is running the NFL and he didn’t understand the difference between the flag and what makes the country great – all the people who fought to allow Kaepernick to have the right to kneel for justice,” Popovich said of Goodell. What does a smart man like Popovich understand that Goodell and others don’t? “The flag is irrelevant. It’s just a symbol that people glom onto for political reasons, just like (Dick) Cheney back in the Iraq war.”

Popovich paints a very militant picture of Americans who value the symbolism of our flag. Additionally, he paints supporters of that flag as cowards, saying that Goodell “folded” under President Donald Trump’s criticism against the kneeling protesters.

Popovich then got very personal, political, and vindictive when he called out Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft who were amongst NFL owners that donated a reported $1 million to Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee.

Popovich added, “It’s just hypocritical. It’s incongruent. It doesn’t make sense. People aren’t blind. Do you go to your staff and your players and talk about injustices and democracy and how to protest? I don’t get it. I think they put themselves in a position that’s untenable.”

33 Comments

  1. Possible medical issue, having Senior moment, bit of dementia! More likely, Antifa has enticed him to join their ideology of hate for America! Never the less, needs to leave our great state and country!

  2. I haven’t watched the NBA in 20 years, and with jagoffs like Popovich still in the league, I am sure to go another 20.

  3. Well said!!!!

  4. And we have the right and responsibility to turn off watching and supporting your business!

  5. So you feel those supporting the Flag are COWARDS. Many of those citizens are buried in foreign soil. That just makes you an azzhole. And yes I would say that to your face. You own a Basketball team. How do you think that qualifies you to pass judgement on your fellow citizens. Go ahead kneel before your masters.

  6. DC, I don’t now who you are but I agree with you 100%. What kind of idiot would shame the flag? I have lived in some of those countries that are lined up to beg to live in USA. Maybe we could do a swap….Popovich goes to Zimbabwe or Venezuela or North Korea and we let one immigrant to enter US. Oh Hell, just get him out. It is NOT his freedom of speech it is disgracing the flag…That is like yelling “fire” in a movie theatre. Who could argue that the person yelling fire has any rights? popovich is a bum.

  7. People died for the flag and kept us free. However, those who disrespect the flag and call it irrelevant should move to a country more of their liking. Try China or Iran, you may like living there.

  8. Maybe, just maybe, we should all rethink what’s really important. I am a sports lover like so many others. But with no sports to watch, although at times boring, after awhile, I found other things to do that actually turned out to be more important to my family, and me. What I also realized is when things like this story about SA coach Gregg P., a man that actually went to the Air Force Academy, then served in the Air Force, although much of his active duty time was spent traveling with the Air Force Basketball team, how a VETERAN could say OUR FLAG is IRRELEVANT, is just mind boggling. His words are not just plain stupid and ignorant, but very hurtful to all of us that have served, that had fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, serve and all the families who have LOST anyone who served, giving their lives, the ultimate sacrifice, so we can ALL enjoy the freedoms we ALL have and lead the lifestyles we desire- and earn a good living…. and in the case of sports, earn ridiculous money. Many making more in ONE YEAR, than probably 95% of us hard working citizens earn in OUR LIFETIME.
    MORE IN ONE YEAR THAN MIST IF US EARN IN OUR LIFETIME. Let that really sink in… Yet, we have idiots, I say that although I’m certain many would like to use stronger language… just SLAP us all in the face, proving they only care about themselves, never truly cared for anyone nor cared about our country. They are an embarrassment to our country and to every Patriotic American. Sports, because of selfish people like Popovich are no longer necessary, actually, they are now IRRELEVANT.

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