In the last few days since Donald Trump was elected the next president of the United States, there has been plenty of discussion concerning it. This has included many in and around the NBA being vocal about their opinions on the matter. According to The Vertical, Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid was the latest to touch upon the issue.
“Growing up in Cameroon, I’ve always thought that the U.S. was just amazing, and it was just a dream,” Embiid said. “I thought it was heaven. And then coming here a couple years ago, the U.S. is still nice, but it’s not like what I thought it was going to be. With the election going on, and Donald Trump just got elected … I just feel like, I don’t usually get into politics, but with the way he’s been acting and talking about racism or women, it’s just hard to understand why people elected him.
“It just shows you the way people think, and I feel like racism isn’t over. People are still behind him, people still want to, I don’t know, talk about it or their actions toward it. It’s just a shame.”
This has become the common angst that many have had with Donald Trump being elected president. He has had a long history of head-scratching comments that have only been more in the spotlight these past two years. Many of these statements have often provoked either racial or gender uproar from the public.
There are going to continue to be other players and athletes across the United States that are to voice their disgruntlement. At the same time, there are also others who are behind the decision. It’s going to remain a hot topic of discussion for quite for at least the foreseeable future.