Warriors news: Rick Barry calls the scrutiny Donald Trump’s has faced a ‘disgrace’
Despite previous efforts to keep his interviews to strictly basketball matters, Golden State Warriors legend Rick Barry couldn’t resist to give his opinion on the Charlottesville scrutiny President Donald Trump has faced during the last few days.
“It’s a disgrace to the world, to our country, what they’re doing,” Barry told USA TODAY Sports after coaching the Ball Hogs to a 50-47 win over Allen Iverson’s 3’s Company on Sunday at the Staples Center. “The scrutiny that he’s going under is absurd. It’s ridiculous. Politics has always been horrible and it’s even worse now than it was. What’s going on now is reprehensible.”
While Warriors players and head coach Steve Kerr have vocally opposed Trump during his regime, the Hall of Famer instead would like for this scrutiny to go away, even hoping the investigation of his claimed involvement with Russia during the 2016 presidential election to wash away.
“How long does it have to go on?’’ Barry said of the investigation. “I mean, come on, they beat a dead horse. Let’s move on. Let’s try to go and do what’s good for the country.’’
Barry ultimately expressed his frustration with the white nationalist march that took place on Saturday.
“What’s going on in our country today, some of this stuff is reprehensible and embarrassing,’’ said the 15-year NBA veteran “I’m appalled by what happens in politics… And it’s not just this administration. It’s all administrations.’’
Barry might not see eye-to-eye with the Warriors’ anti-Trump sentiment, but the 73-year-old has proven to be a black-or-white individual when it comes to politics, and it proved hard for him to keep himself from speaking out on this matter, even after a hard-earned win on the hardwood.