The disappointment and hot takes regarding Donald Trump being elected president are hardly limited to Hollywood’s liberal elite. On Monday night, the Detroit Pistons visited the evil Los Angeles Clippers only to be humiliated in an 82-114 loss. Andre Drummond led the Pistons in scoring with just 15 points, while Chris Paul and J.J. Redick combined for 44 to improve to 6-1 on the season. The Pistons’ problem, it turned out, wasn’t about X’s and O’s or the Clippers being dirty floppers. Instead, it was about Donald Trump.
Detroit’s backup center Aron Baynes reportedly told coach Stan Van Gundy that the team was distracted by Trump’s campaign and the idea that the controversial billionaire and reality star might actually win. Obviously, much to the shock of the entertainment industry and delight of Jake Arrieta and Curt Schilling, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
Never one to keep his opinions to himself, Van Gundy unleashed on Trump to the press on Wednesday in a six-minute rant, according to the Detroit Free Press, and it’s safe to say that if the Pistons win the NBA Championship next season, SVG might skip a White House visit.
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“I don’t think anybody can deny this guy is openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic,” Van Gundy said. “We have just thrown a good part of our population under the bus, and I have problems with thinking this is where we are as a country.”
“It’s just, we have said — and my daughters, the three of them — our society has said, ‘No, we think you should be second-class citizens. We want you to be second-class citizens. And we embrace a guy who is openly misogynistic as our leader.’ I don’t know how we get past that.”