Trump just mocked NBA coach Steve Kerr, calling him a 'little boy' (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump is now going after NBA head coach Steve Kerr, who has eight NBA championship rings, for declining to comment on the China situation with Hong Kong.
Trump was asked on Wednesday by a reporter what he thought about putting pressure on the NBA:
"I watch this guy Steve Kerr, he was so scared to even be answering the question, he was like a little boy. He couldn't answer the question, he was shaking."
Trump then starts swaying his arms around.
"Oh, I don't know. He didn't know how to answer the question. And yet he'll talk about the United States very badly. But when it is talks about China, they're scared."
Shortly after the statement, NBA all-star point guard Stephen Curry, one of the most prolific shooters in the league, was told about Trump's comment. His message to his coach? "Welcome to the club."
Trump has talked bad about him, too, already.
"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team, Trump lashed out on Twitter after the Warriors won the championship in 2017. Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!"
Stephen Curry on Trump’s statement on Steve Kerr: “Welcome to the club.” pic.twitter.com/ArA8Xfk9Xo— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) October 9, 2019
It was actually very smart for Steve Kerr not to say anything about this in his official capacity as coach.
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey came under intense pressure just recently by the league and team owner Tilman Fertitta for even discussing politics at all, claiming they weren't a "political organization."
Here's the video Trump watched of Kerr trying to pick his words carefully.
Steve Kerr no comments on the Morey/China/NBA situation. Says he’s been reading about it, doesn’t feel versed enough to comment. Full back and forth here. pic.twitter.com/HM1NuF46vG— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 8, 2019