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Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Calls U.S. Immigration Ban Scary, ‘Keystone Kops-Like’

by: Darrelle Lincoln On  Monday, January 30, 2017

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been one of the most outspoken coaches in the NBA when it comes to Donald Trump being elected President.

On Saturday, Trump introduced a travel ban for citizens of several Muslim-majority countries.  It was met with many protests at different airports across the country as family members were returning and promptly detained for hours.

“As you already know, I have lots of thoughts about what we’ve done to ourselves as a country and what we’ve allowed to happen,” he said, as quoted by ESPN’s Michael C. Wright.

“But we’ll see where this goes. Obviously the roll-out today was Keystone Kops-like by any measure with objectivity. Whether you want to say it’s good or bad is irrelevant. But it was Keystone Kops, and that’s scary.”

This travel ban could affect some NBA players as Popovich has a roster that includes 5 international players. The ban bars people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the U.S.