I joined many fans and cancelled my San Antonio Spurs season tickets years ago solely due to their left-wing nut job Coach Gregg Popovich’s idiot political rants.
A fan for years, I have not been to a NBA game since the days of David Robinson and Tony Parker. I loved the team, but can’t stand the lunatic coach.
Today, on his podcast Verdict with Ted Cruz, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) chastised Popovich for proclaiming the U.S. Constitution Second Amendment as a “myth” and criticizing a plan to combat gun violence by placing more police officers at schools.
“We’ve seen for a long time that there are a lot of institutions in sports that don’t really like their fans very much, don’t really like their customers — don’t respect their customers — that look down on them. Popovich is someone who has been a partisan for a long time. He’s a liberal Democrat,” Cruz said before noting that he’s a fan of the Texas team.
“You see this in the NBA, you see it in the NFL, these incredibly rich athletes who hypocritically disdain their fans and customers and who lecture them almost inevitably from a point of ignorance,” Cruz added.
Last week, the left-winged Popovich spoke out against gun violence at a pregame news conference and even called out Cruz by name.
“When we were in school, we worried if Nancy would dance with us on Friday after the football game or something. That was, that was our anxiety,” Popovich lamented. “But they’re gonna cloak all this stuff. You know, the myth of the Second Amendment, the freedom, you know, it’s just, it’s a myth. It’s a joke. It’s just a game they play.”
“I mean, that’s freedom. Is it? Freedom for kids to go to school and try to socialize and try to learn and be scared to death, that they might die that day, but Ted Cruz will fix it cause he is gonna double the number of cops into schools,” Popovich noted. “That’s what he wants to do. Well, that’ll create a great environment. Is that freedom or is it freedom to have a congressman who can make a postcard with all his family holding rifles, including AR-15 or whatever. Is that cool?”
Cruz put Popovich in his place over claiming that the Second Amendment is a myth.
“That’s a fairly astonishing proposition. And I would note you’ve been to NBA games. I’ve been to NBA games. You know what there are a lot of at NBA games? Police officers,” Cruz noted. “Popovich is surrounded by armed security most of the time. And this is true with so many Hollywood liberals that have armed bodyguards protecting them. And they say, ‘You little people, you don’t have a right to defend your family. You don’t have a right to defend your children but me. I’m gonna be surrounded in perfect safety and take away your rights to defend yourself.’”
Cruz noted how Popovich supported Beto O’Rourke when he ran against Cruz for Senate.
“I thought it was really striking what he went after me in this little rant,” Cruz said. “He went after me for proposing that we double the number of police officers in schools. And he says, ‘Do you want that?’ Let me be clear. Yes, I want that. I don’t get this recent conceit of leftists that police officers don’t make us more safe, but like it is a bizarre view.”
“Leftists, like Popovich put none of the blame on George Soros DAs that are releasing murderers. They put none of the blame on the leftists that they support, who are calling for abolishing the police. Instead, they put the blame on you for exercising your right to keep and bear arms to protect your family and your children,” Cruz concluded.
IN GOD WE TRUST
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Like you, I have not been to or watched a Spurs game since Popovich veered out of his lane and began his bizarre rants. Also, odd to me that an ex-military guy (Air Force) is so incredibly far left-wing as a large majority of the military is conservative. Apparently though that is changing amongst the top brass of FJB’s current military.
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I really enjoyed those games & actually liked Pop until he went so liberal Looney. You expressed it exactly with “bizarre rants.”
Thank you for commenting Debbie and we certainly appreciate your readership.
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Nut job Pop should’ve stuck with sports ~ something he knows a great deal about. Maybe he got too many clot shots & that’s what finally pushed him over the edge. 😵🏀
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Nobody likes gun violence. And no normal person would commit a mass shooting. But no sensible American is going to give up their constitutional rights.
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