Video: Gregg Popovich thrashes government shutdown

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s post-game press conferences have become comical with regards to how little he likes to divulge to the media. However, that is regarding basketball. Pop was asked about the United States governmental shutdown, and he did not hold back.

“We talk about a lot of things with the team,” Popovich said. “We haven’t gotten really specific with the shutdown… Most foreigners think we’re pretty silly… and they’re correct. It’s children fighting over their toys, so to speak. It’s got nothing to do with the public or what’s good for the country. It’s about winning and losing, and that doesn’t do any of us much good. Hopefully they’re going to get to some sort of agreement in the next couple of days that might be good for the American people.

“It’s funny how each of them talks about what the American people want. The leaders from one side, they talk and say ‘The American People want…’ How the hell do these people know what they want? They live in a fishbowl. And then the other side says the same thing. It’s kind of comical, if it wasn’t so dramatically devastating for so many people.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Here’s a video of the well-deserved thrashing Pop gives to the government.

[H/T CBS Sports]