The politics of this bruising election season have been too encompassing for most Americans to ignore, and one NBA coach articulated just the kind of fallout he’s already seeing from Donald Trump’s election from his family and his players.
“It’s tough when you want there to be some respect and dignity and there hasn’t been any, and you walk into a room with your daughter and your wife, who’ve basically been insulted by his comments, and they’re distraught,” Kerr said Wednesday night before his team went on to a win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Then Kerr got personal about how Trump’s lack of “respect and dignity” is taking shape.
“You walk into a room with your daughter and your wife, who’ve basically been insulted by his comments, and they’re distraught,” he said. “You walk in and you see the faces of your players, most of them who have been insulted directly as minorities, it’s sort of shocking. It really is.”
Here’s a full transcript of Kerr’s remarks, courtesy of Erik Malinowski:
Although NBA players and coaches haven’t really jumped on board with Colin Kaepernick’s protests–as Kerr himself predicted–maybe this recent spate of political outspokenness signals a more politically engaged regular season. Because now is not the time to fall silent.