Various professional sports teams across the NFL, MLB, and now NBA have begun to issue similar messages and/or statements. The kneeling of Colin Kaepernick and others during the National Anthem is well-known, as are the President Trump’s comments about NFL players that choose to do so.
The issue is a prevalent one in society and across sports these days, and Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich is never shy regarding his feelings about it or the President. The Spurs as a whole issued their message, and on Thursday morning Manu Ginobili issued one of his own.
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) October 19, 2017
The image of Ginobili, Tony Parker (who sat out against Minnesota), and Tim Duncan interlocked is a powerful one. The Spurs obviously feel strongly in their decision, which is indicated in Manu’s statement.
It’s not shocking to see a team like the Spurs sticking together throughout a message like this. The camaraderie and professionalism within the San Antonio franchise is among the highest across all professional sports, and Manu Ginobili is a prime example of that.
The Spurs visit the Chicago Bulls this Saturday at 7pm CT.