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Here are Popovich’s latest outspoken thoughts on the marches (which he enjoyed) and the inauguration (which he did not): “The march today was great. The message is important. It could have been a whole lot of groups marching. Somebody said on TV, ‘What’s the message?’ The message is obvious. Our president comes in with the lowest rating of anybody whoever came into the office. There’s a majority of people out there, since Hillary won the popular vote, that don’t buy his act. “I just wish he was more … had the ability to be mature enough to do something that really is inclusive, rather than just talking and saying, ‘I’m going to include everyone.’ He could talk to the groups that he disrespected and maligned during the primary and really make somebody believe it. But so far, you’ve gotten to the point where you really can’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth. You really can’t. All those thousands that were on the rooftops after 9/11? There were two. ‘We went to Hawaii and checked his birth certificate and my investigators couldn’t BELIEVE what they found.’ There wasn’t anything there. It’s over and over again.
“I hope he does a great job. But there’s a difference between respecting the office of the president and the person who occupies it. That respect has to be earned. It’s hard to be respectful of someone when we all have kids, and we’re watching him be misogynistic and xenophobic and racist and make fun of handicapped people. “And what really bothers me are the people around him, the Sean Spicers, the Kellyanne Conways the Reince Preibuses, who know who he is and actually have the cynical approach and disingenuous attitude to really defend him and make him look like he didn’t say what he said. When he’s mad at the media for them reporting what he said, it just boggles my mind. When Kellyanne Conway said the other day he wasn’t really making fun of the handicapped person. It’s incredible. It really makes you wonder how far would someone go to actually cover for somebody that much. I think the comment was,’ You have to look in his heart. You don’t know what’s in his heart. He wouldn’t do that.’ But he did it.
“I’d like to have someone with gravitas, but he got there through the electoral college which is part of our system, and I hope he does some good things. I just, there was a young lady on today who said ‘I just wished he had gone up there and said something like, and I know I said certain things, or you know I would really like to bring the people who don’t feel, or I know some of you are scared.’ But he can’t do that because bullies don’t do that. That’s why.”
Spurs point guard Tony Parker is headed back to San Antonio for further testing on his troublesome left foot, a team source said. Parker is scheduled for an MRI sometime this week, and for now appears doubtful to play during the Spurs’ four-game road trip that opens tonight in Cleveland.
Before Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked his thoughts on the various Women’s Marches held throughout the country to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. One of the marches was held in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, at about the time the Spurs were conducting their morning shootaround. Popovich’s response went for four minutes, uninterrupted.