San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has a history of supporting social justice movements, and now he’s making sure everyone in the NBA understands the importance of celebrating Black History Month.
“I think it’s pretty obvious,” he told reporters. “The league is made up of a lot of black guys. To honor that and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that? But more importantly, we live in a racist country that hasn’t figured it out yet. And it’s always important to bring attention to it, even if it angers some people.
The point is, you have to keep it in front of everybody’s nose so they understand it still hasn’t been taken care of and we have a lot of work to do.”
This isn’t the first time Popovich has spoken up about racism and at this point it’s pretty safe to say he’s invited to the proverbial “cookout”.
Check out the clip below.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on why it's important for the NBA to promote Black History Month: "We live in a racist country… And it's always important to bring attention to it, even if it angers some people." pic.twitter.com/RCCs7rSJix
— ABC News (@ABC) February 13, 2018