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After talking to an angered Masai Ujiri, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said President Donald Trump’s reportedly vulgar comment on immigration “is discouraging” but will not deter the work of the NBA and NBPA in creating real change in communities.
“I certainly understand how upset he is as an immigrant to this country and Canada,” Silver told ESPN when asked about the Toronto Raptors president and some other players being extremely upset with President Trump’s controversial comments reported by multiple outlets last week. “I think for him, someone who does so much in his daily life to improve the life of Africans through his personal foundation, through our Basketball Without Borders program, it is discouraging. But Masai will not in any way be deterred from the work he is doing just as the league won’t be.”
“I tend to be an optimist,” Silver also said. “Certainly, as I am reminded of the history of this country, much of it which took place during my lifetime, there has been tremendous progress, there is no question about it. Having said that, we have a long way to go.”