US President Donald Trump called the NBA a “political organization” and said he did not know much “about the protests” that stopped the competition on Wednesday, and that demand changes in the country’s policies for racial justice.
“I don’t know much about the protests of the NBA. I know that the hearings have been very bad because I think that people are getting tired of the NBA, but I do not know much about the protests,” he said Thursday at a press conference.
The NBA decided this Thursday that it will continue with the ‘playoffs’ that are being played in Orlando after two days suspended as a reaction of protest from the players. The resumption of the season, after the stoppage due to the coronavirus, already had a social objective for the NBA, against the country’s racism.
The protests in the United States and among NBA players resumed this week after the video in which a 29-year-old citizen, Jacob Blake, was seen through social networks, received seven shots from close range by of a Police officer.
“They have become a political organization and that is not good, it is not good for the sport or for the country,” Trump added, not giving interest to a protest that not only found its way into the NBA but also paralyzed the WNBA on Thursday. , tennis in New York, MLB baseball or MLS soccer.