Spurs coach not happy about Texas Gov lifting mask mandate: 'Ridiculous' and 'ignorant'


Gregg Popovich, head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, took aim at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Wednesday in response to Abbott's decision to end the state's mask mandate even as the state's rate of new cases has stopped decreasing.

NBC News reported that the basketball coach made the comments about Abbott at a press conference, telling reporters that he expected case numbers to rise as a result of the governor's decision.

"They're trying to do a good job of keeping everybody safe. Of course they want to open up. But getting rid of masks just seems ignorant to me," he reportedly said. "People that didn't want to wear masks in the first place, how do the businesses get them to wear masks? Well, now they don't have to. So now there will be more infections, one would think."

"When all of a sudden we act like it's over with, when all the science tells us the opposite, it's basically you're saying: 'You get infected, you die, it's the way it goes. We got ... (Read more)

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