What I Hear: USA TODAY Sports & # 39; s Jeff Zillgitt breaks off what he hears after the game between the Lakers and Nets in China.
President Donald Trump was once again involved with the head coach of Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr, on his response to questions about the current situation of the NBA and China.
"It's so funny to see Steve Kerr ask a simple question about China, he suffocates ( sic ) and looks weak and pathetic – I do not want him in the White House!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
The tweet was mailed late Friday night following the Louisiana president's rally, where the Little League World Series champions and Trump once took the stage.
The back and forth between Kerr and the President began on Wednesday when Trump at a news conference said Kerr and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich "trailed" the NBA in the ongoing saga between the country and China a pro Hong Kong tweet from Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey began.
"I've seen this guy Steve Kerr. He was like a little boy so scared to answer the question, "Trump told reporters Wednesday. He could not answer the question, he shivered, "Oh, I do not know." He did not know how to answer the question, yet he will talk very badly about the US I've seen Popovich do the same But he did not look quite so scared. "
Kerr said on Thursday that he was just the latest" shiny object "for Trump and that" This is just another day. Yesterday I was the shiny object. There was another one today, tomorrow there will be a new one. And the circus will continue. It's just weird, but it happened. "
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Opinion: Adam Silver shows that the NBA will only go so far as to come to terms with China The Situation between the NBA and China, who elicited Trump's initial criticism, "What I've found is that it's easy to talk about topics I'm passionate about and know well. What I found is that it makes sense to stick to topics that fall into this category. I keep my comments. It is not difficult. I try to learn more.
The coach, who led the Warriors in his sixth season, said he sent an e-mail to his brother-in-law, whom he said was a Chinese history professor, hoping to learn more about the situation ,
Steve Kerr at Team USA Training in August. (Photo: Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports)
After the last part of Trump's Tweet, this could be due to the fact that the Warriors were not whites even in the year they won the title House were titles during Trump's term … though it's worth noting that Golden State is not the actual defending champion this year.