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San Antonio Spurs: Gregg Popovich defends LeBron James’ recent comments

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SAN ANTONIO,TX - JANUARY 23 : LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is congratulated by Gregg Popovich head coach of the San Antonio Spurs at the end of the game at AT&T Center on January 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - JANUARY 23 : LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is congratulated by Gregg Popovich head coach of the San Antonio Spurs at the end of the game at AT&T Center on January 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
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Before Sunday’s game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich defended LeBron James’ recent comments that drew ire from Fox News’ Laura Ingraham.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich never holds back when there’s something on his mind. Especially when it involves president Donald Trump. He even speaks on social issues that impact our society, which came about before Sunday’s game vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Last week, Cavs star LeBron James was called out by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, who notably told him to “shut up and dribble.” Popovich defended James against Ingraham’s words in this transcript from Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz, including calling her words “an unbelievable show of arrogance for a talking head.”

Gregg Popovich's comments about LeBron James as a role model and voice in sports. pic.twitter.com/BpPcLoIge0

— Greg Swartz (@CavsGregBR) February 25, 2018

It’s strong words from Popovich, who is clearly a fan of what the “very, very special” James does and how he’s spoken out against criticism. That includes the Black Panther-superhero reference.

James and Popovich are basketball figures that take no issue with speaking out, whether it’s a cultural, social or political issue. The former is the most prominent name of the two, but both hold strong positions in the basketball world, so when they speak, people hear them from all over the country.

As long as these situations arise, comments from Popovich will continue, whenever he chooses to speak his mind. However, a different situation people will look for the five-time NBA champion’s comments on, is with Kawhi Leonard and his quad injury.

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What will develop next in this war of words?

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