WATCH: Spurs' Popovich makes comments about Trump before Game 1 vs. Warriors

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich discussed President Donald Trump before Sunday's Game 1 of the team's Western Conference finals matchup with the Warriors. Popovich was asked if he ever finds himself getting distracted by what's going on in the world outside of basketball. 

Here are his comments:

"Absolutely. It's interesting you would ask that," Popovich said. "Usually things happen in the world, and you go to work, you know, and you've got your family and you've got your friends and you do what you do, but to this day I feel like there's a cloud, a pall over the whole country -- in a paranoid, surreal sort of way.

"It's got nothing to do with the Democrats losing the election. It's got to do with the way one individual conducts himself. And that's embarrassing, it's dangerous to our institutions and what we all stand for, what we expect the country to be. But for this individual, he's in a game show. And everything that happens begins and ends with him -- not our people or our country. Every time he talks about those things, that's just a ruse. That's just disingenuous, cynical and fake."

This likely isn't the last time Popovich will speak on political matters, but at least for the next four games he'll have to focus on trying to beat the Warriors in an effort to advance to the NBA Finals.

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