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“I do have concern about travel bans,” Silver said. “Putting aside the justification for them for a second, because I don’t have access to the same intelligence obviously or security information that people in the government do, but we are a business based on global mobility. As I said earlier, 25 percent of our players were born outside of the United States. We do a tremendous amount of business on a global basis, and if you think about what the NBA stands for, it’s, in essence, the very best all coming together, the very best in the world all coming together to perform at the highest level.
Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, who played on the East celebrity squad, said he knew why Cuban chose to wear No. 46. “I think Mark did it [as], you know, it’s a statement,” he said. Trump posted a tweet about Cuban on Feb. 12, writing: “I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time, but I wasn’t interested in taking all of his calls. He’s not smart enough to run for president!”
Tom Orsborn: Steve Kerr weighed in on President Trump’s desire to build a wall along U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration. “Building a wall is a horrible symbol of cutting ourselves off from the rest of the world, and that’s not what we are about. I think the best way to build a safer world, build a safer society is to build better human relationships and connections.”
“So if you go by that mantra, then everybody should stick to whatever they’re doing, right?’ Kerr said at All-Star media day. “That means nobody’s allowed to have a political opinion. It just so happens that we get these microphones stuck in our faces, so we have a bigger platform. But it’s free speech, and if you look at the history of the world, the biggest problems come when people don’t speak. So I think it’s important to express your views.”
“We have a president who has no regard for compassion or empathy, in the most important leadership position in the world,” Kerr told the Bay Area News Group. “The most important thing in being a leader — as a parent, a teacher, a coach — is dignity for the position you are in, empathy for others. You’re trying to help people. And it feels like we’re in a time where our leader is just ridiculing constantly — on Twitter, whether it’s making fun of a handicapped person, or tweeting about how horrible Saturday Night Live is, the failing New York Times, casting the media as the opposition. This is not leadership.”