Gregg Popovich feels safer inside the NBA bubble, rips federal leadership

2020-07-16T12:41:40+00:00 2020-07-16T14:32:50+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

16/Jul/20 12:41

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich shares his thoughts on the coronavirus handling in the USA.

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Sporting a shirt reading “Vote: Your life depends on it”, Gregg Popovich via a video call with reporters compared the NBA bubble in Orlando to the developing situation regarding the coronavirus in the USA.

“The bubble is not Florida,” he said, “The bubble is the safest place to be especially compared to outside the bubble in Arizona or Texas or Florida. We’ve been all over the map in Texas, nobody knows what the hell is going on.”

“We have a lieutenant governor who decided he doesn’t want to listen to Fauci and those people any more,” he continued, “That makes a lot of sense. How safe can that be? The messaging is ridiculous.”

“The governor goes back and forth based on whether he has to satisfy Trump or listen to the numbers. Politics show maybe he better do this because the virus has done that. But no overall policy, no principle. It’s all about politics. It’s all about what’s good for them. And ‘them’ means Trump. Because they’re all cowards and they’re all afraid.”

Popovich is set to coach the Spurs in the season-ending tournament. His team has an outside chance to advance to the playoffs through the eight additional regular season matches scheduled to take place in Orlando.