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DeMar DeRozan: Don’t ‘vilify’ Gregg Popovich, Becky Hammon for standing during anthem – ESPN

Spurs star DeMar DeRozan said that he had no problem with head coach Gregg Popovich and assistant Becky Hammon choosing to stand during the national anthem prior to Friday’s win over the Kings.

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Wearing Black Lives Matter shirts, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and assistant coach Becky Hammon opted to stand while players and coaches on the Spurs and Sacramento Kings kneeled during the national anthem Friday night.
Popovich, who has long spoken out against racial injustice, explained he preferred to keep his decision to stand “to myself” and that “everybody has to make a personal decision.”
Popovich’s star guard DeMar DeRozan said people should not “vilify” either Popovich…

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