No one would have imagined that Donald Trump becoming president could have affected the outcome of professional sports, but that seems to be exactly what is happening now in the NBA. With a crushing defeat of 120-108 in playoff game 3 against the Golden State Warriors, the San Antonio Spurs go to a 3-1 deficit in this series.
You could blame the loss on injuries, but the Spurs are an excellent team that more often than not, overcome such setbacks and go on to continue winning anyway. This doesn’t seem to be the case with the 2017 playoffs as the team known for pulling off miracles just cannot seem to get their act together.
The poor performance and missing drive necessary for wins is the direct result of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s lack of concentration on strategy, pep talks, and overall winning attitude. Popovich has been essentially absent as Spurs coach since their loss last year.
Gregg Popovich’s decline in his ability to coach the Spurs is directly related to his hatred of Donald Trump running for President and his taking office. He has a long history of taking every opportunity he has with the press to condemn Trump in every way possible.
Popovich’s hatred and obsession with Trump has made every Spurs press briefing, game, and publicity avenue nothing more than a forum to criticize the President.
With another year ready to pass without a championship, the San Antonio Spurs management need to reassess Gregg Popovich’s job as coach of the team and consider hiring someone who puts their full concentration on winning games, not on politics.
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