In the category of “just because I like you doesn’t mean I care what you think about politics” . . .

 
Kellyanne Conway the other day said that he wasn’t really making fun of that handicapped person. It’s beyond, it’s incredible. It just really makes you wonder how far would someone go to actually cover for somebody that much. The comment was, ‘Well you have to look in his heart, you don’t know what’s in his heart. He wouldn’t do that.’ Well, no, he did it. And all the things that he said during that time, if our children would’ve said it we’d (have) grounded him for six months. Without a doubt. But we ignore all that because, because why? That says something about all of us and that’s what’s dangerous, or that’s what scares the hell out of me to this day. It makes me uneasy.
— Gregg Popovich

If you read this paragraph and say, “Popovich is absolutely right,” then chances are you won’t ever be convinced otherwise. Likewise, if you read this paragraph and say, “Popovich is missing the facts and overreacting,” his speaking out won’t do a bit of good in convincing you. I wish people like him would stop using up entertainment time to speak their minds about politics and issues. I don’t tune in to hear their opinions about Donald Trump. I tune in to watch basketball (or whatever other sport or entertainment event I may be watching at the time) and to hear Pop talk about basketball. He’s great at basketball, and he should stick to basketball. Regardless of whether I agree with him, I’m not paying him for his opinion on anything but basketball. Chance are, until the current inauguration is long past, I won’t be tuning in to watch my preferred San Antonio Spurs playing—because I don’t want to hear Pop popping off about whatever is on Twitter or the front page about Trump and the people who disagree with Pop himself.