Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Laments Racial Injustice In America

I live in a country I did not know exists.”

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is criticizing the United States for its “rampant” racial injustice during remarks at a social justice summit on Saturday (July 23).

In a video posted to Twitter, Popovich said during a speech at the inaugural Social Justice Summit held over the weekend, “I live in a country I did not know exists.”

He continued: “I knew there were racists, I understand that, but I had no idea it was to this level, and that the injustice and the seeking of power was so rampant that we are in the position we’re in now. I don’t have the answers, but it pisses me off, it hurts me, it confounds me, and I wonder where the hell do I live.”

This isn’t the first time Popovich has spoken out against social issues in America. After the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that claimed 21 lives, he denounced state lawmakers’ inaction on gun legislation. He also spoke out against racism following the police killing of George Floyd in May 2020.

Popovich’s remarks came during an unannounced appearance to award Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck for his contributions to criminal justice reform.

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