Luke Walton supports Popovich-Kerr presidential ticket in 2020 (pic)
Can a surprising — and unrealistic and not at all real — push to get Gregg Popovich-Steve Kerr on the ballot for the 2020 presidential race be in the cards?
Well, no. But that doesn’t mean Luke Walton isn’t touting its merits.
The Los Angeles Lakers head coach — a big fan and admirer of Pop and Kerr (the latter for obvious reasons and the former for his esteemed pedigree) — sported a t-shirt establishing his full support for the dreamed-up potential political partnership.
Coach Walton already angling for a spot in the cabinet. #PopovichKerr2020 pic.twitter.com/N5JnCyGm7N
— Popovich Kerr 2020 (@PopovichKerr) June 4, 2017
As you can see by the above tweet, Popovich Kerr 2020 has its own official Twitter account, although it’s made clear that the movement is nothing more than a “project of the unofficial/unauthorized Popovich-Kerr Presidential Exploratory Committee.”
But that doesn’t mean the movement lacks an official website, though.
It also merits noting that any donations will be passed on to charity.
What follows are details of Popovich Kerr 2020, via the “About Us” section of the website, in which the mission of the movement as well as its charitable ambitions are spelled out, including how it “is not affiliated with or sanctioned by Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr, or the NBA, nor are we a legitimate political organization.”
Over the last six months, Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr, along with a few other notable NBA coaches, have consistently reacted to our ongoing political malaise with reason, empathy, and candor. We think the American people deserve better than our current political horror show. Who better than the two most beloved figures in the NBA?
100% of all net proceeds generated from this store will be donated to the ACLU, Council on American-Islamic Relations, International Rescue Committee, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Union of Concerned Scientists.
As noted, Popovich and Kerr have both been outspoken critics of the Donald Trump presidency and haven’t been reluctant to speak out on social issues, politically related and otherwise.
With that said, can we expect to see Pop and Kerr on the ticket in 2020? Yes we can!
Actually, no, no we cannot. But hey, it’s all for charity, right?
[The Big Lead]