Finally. Four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who is known to talk to his team about politics, weighed in on the government shutdown fight.
Asked Monday, he said, “Most foreigners think we’re pretty silly… and they’re correct. It’s children fighting over their toys, so to speak. It’s got nothing to do with the public or what’s good for the country. It’s about winning and losing, and that doesn’t do any of us much good. Hopefully they’re going to get to some sort of agreement in the next couple of days that might be good for the American people.”
“It’s funny how each of them talks about what the American people want,” Popovich added. “The leaders from one side, they talk and say ‘the American people want…’ How the hell do these people know what they want? They live in a fishbowl. And then the other side says the same thing. It’s kind of comical, if it wasn’t so dramatically devastating for so many people.”