NBA coaches continue to stand up and voice their dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump, who used an executive order to temporarily ban immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
The ban, and the fact that it was so hastily introduced on Friday without proper vetting, has led to plenty of outrage around the country and uncertainty around the globe.
Legal residents of the United States and other refugees were detained at airports throughout the weekend, even some with green cards and others who have previously helped the United States military.
A federal court issued a temporary stay on the executive order and people continue to speak out against the unconstitutional proposal.
The latest to do so is Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who has spoken out against Trump in the past.
Kerr said, as transcribed by Deadspin:
“I would just say that as someone whose family member was a victim of terrorism, having lost my father, if we’re trying to combat terrorism by banishing people from coming to this country, by really going against the principles of what our country is about and creating fear, it’s the wrong way of going about it. If anything, we could be breeding anger and terror. So I’m completely against what’s happening.
“I think it’s shocking and a horrible idea, and I really feel for all the people who are affected and the families that are being torn apart. I worry in the big picture what this means to the security of the world. He’s going about it completely the opposite; you want to solve terror? You want to solve crime? This is not the way to do it.”
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It’s great to see coaches around the NBA standing up and using their platform to stand up for what is right and to reassure others there are still some good people out there who will fight to protect real American values.