Given the attention that Gregg Popovich has drawn to himself by being an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and his administration, people were wondering what the San Antonio Spurs would do as a team when the national anthem played at the AT&T Center on Wednesday before their regular season opener.
The answer: Players and coaches, including Tim Duncan and David Robinson who were in attendance, all stood for the anthem and then linked arms afterward.
However, there was a message that was displayed and read aloud to the crowd in attendance that was also relayed to the television audience watching KENS 5's coverage.
Bill Land said this on the air:
"The message acknowledged that an aspiration for social justice, freedom of speech, and equal opportunities with a hope for our community to inspire change."