Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson felt two very distinct emotions when watching President Trump battle NFL teams and the Golden State Warriors this weekend.
He felt disappointed and proud.
He was disappointed that the president was focusing on athletes engaging in protests, rather than the issues they were protesting. He was proud to see NFL owners and coaches back their players’ rights to protest. He was also proud to see NBA teams stand by the Warriors, whose star point guard Stephen Curry said he did not want to go to the White House.
“We have bigger problems in our country than to worry about people who are exercising their freedom of speech,”...