Monday, September 25, 2017

Coach Knows Best

Steve Kerr is the head coach of the NBA champion, Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry, considered by some "the greatest shooter in NBA history," is one of Kerr's star players and he's also the one who sent Donald Trump into a twitter rage by declining the traditional visit to the White House.

Coach Kerr and the team decided if Curry wasn't invited, they weren't going either. That sent Trump on a rampage that quickly spilled over into the National Football League.

In response to Trump's man/baby tirade, Coach Kerr let the Cheeto Benito have it with both barrels:

Trump on Saturday morning used his Twitter account to tell Warriors star player Stephen Curry he wasn’t welcome to visit the White House, writing: “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” The head coach of the team, Steve Kerr, commented in an interview with CNN that “in normal times, we would be very easily able to set aside political differences and go visit, have a great time, and that’d be awesome. But these are not ordinary times. Probably the most divisive times in my life.”

He added that “the idea of civil discourse with a guy who is tweeting and demeaning people and saying the things he’s saying is sort of far-fetched. Can you picture us really having a civil discourse with him?”

He continued, “How about the irony of, ‘Free speech is fine if you’re a neo-Nazi chanting hate slogans, but free speech is not allowed to kneel in protest?’ No matter how many times a football player says, ‘I honor our military, but I’m protesting police brutality and racial inequality,’ it doesn’t matter. Nationalists are saying, ‘You’re disrespecting our flag.’ Well, you know what else is disrespectful to our flag? Racism. And one’s way worse than the other.”

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