NBA news: Adam Silver says Trump remarks won’t deter the work of NBA
Donald Trump has been the stuff of headlines for months now. Unfortunately, it isn’t really new to see his name go side-by-side the NBA. Many remember his disinviting the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors to the White House after Stephen Curry said he was undecided about whether or not he would go.
Recently, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver voiced his opinion about President Trump’s ugly remarks about Haiti and the entire African continent. Trump reportedly called Haiti and El Salvador as “sh*thole countries,” which sparked outrage around the world.
This brought an immense amount of commotion throughout the whole U.S., however, including the NBA. In a response to Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri’s response to Trump, Adam Silver told ESPN on Sunday that Trump’s comments about Haiti and Africa are “discouraging.”
However, he also says that this wouldn’t affect the NBA. He even says that the league will still “continue pushing forward” in hopes of combating social injustice.
During the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Memphis, Commissioner Silver also sent out a statement saying that sports are where people have the opportunity to unite. Silver went on saying that it’s a place where equality can be seen despite it being a rare thing in today’s society.
Indeed, Silver’s remarks all made sense as NBA players aren’t judged by their race, but instead of their game performance, a statement he also included in his press con interview. The 55-year-old commissioner adds that racial equality in the U.S. has made a lot of progress.
But despite this, it still has a long way to go to eradicate social injustice. Meanwhile, Trump denies any claim that he said “sh*thole countries,” contrary to what the people inside the meeting room claims that he uttered it.