Gregg Popovich, the NBA’s wise old man, shared more words of wisdom with the media on Tuesday. His newest Popism explained why he believes it’s important to donate money to charities and those in need.
From ESPN’s Michael C. Wright:
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked why he thinks it’s important to give back to the community: “Because we’re rich as hell and we don’t need it all, and other people need it. Then, you’re an a– if you don’t give it. Pretty simple.”
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 27, 2017
That’s a strong take from Popovich, and you’d expect most people to agree. It’s also not surprising to hear him deliver this message considering he left a $5,000 tip at a Memphis restaurant earlier this year.
Generally speaking, Popovich hasn’t shied away from speaking about issues unrelated to basketball. He called President Donald Trump a “soulless coward” in October. He criticized Trump many times before in addition unleashing passionate rants on race, immigration, and politicians acting like children.