Gregg Popovich on racial injustice: “Our country is in trouble and the basic reason is race”

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The San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was never shy about expressing his views on social matters. In the wake of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests, the veteran NBA coach sent a powerful message.

Last week, protests sparkled all over the United States, sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

Several NBA players, coaches and executives expressed their views trying to bring awareness for the racial injustice and the way black communities are facing the problem in the form of systemic and -sometimes- overt racism.

On Saturday, the Spurs’ head coach released a powerful video statement through the official social accounts of the franchise.