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Popovich praises LeBron's courage to speak on social issues

CLEVELAND (AP) San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich hopes LeBron James never stops speaking up.

Long an admirer of Cleveland's superstar, Popovich praised James for his activism and for being a role model to "millions" of kids. Popovich also defended James' right to speak after he was recently criticized by Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham, who said the NBA's most high-profile player should "shut up and dribble" after he criticized President Donald Trump.

"To me, when I heard about that, it was just an unbelievable show of arrogance for a talking head to try and tell someone else if they can speak, what they can speak about and when and where to do it," Popovich said before the Spurs faced James and the Cavaliers. "It's just ludicrous, but to not have a feel for who this guy is.

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Leaders
Points: LaMarcus Aldridge22.7
Rebounds: Pau Gasol8.5
Assists: Tony Parker4.0
FG%: LaMarcus Aldridge50.3%
Steals: Kawhi Leonard2.00
Blocks: LaMarcus Aldridge1.18
Defense (Rank)
Points: 98.9 (1)
Rebounds: 42.2 (10)
Assists: 21.3 (8)
FG%: 45.1% (7)
FT%: 75.1% (4)
3P%: 35.0% (5)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 101.9 (27)
Rebounds: 44.3 (12)
Assists: 22.9 (12)
FG%: 45.9% (16)
FT%: 77.4% (11)
3P%: 35.7% (20)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Houston 45 13 .776 --
San Antonio 36 25 .590 10.5
New Orleans 33 26 .559 12.5
Memphis 18 40 .310 27.0
Dallas 18 42 .300 28.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/19/2017 David Lee Retired
10/12/2017 Amida Brimah Waived
10/12/2017 London Perrantes Waived
9/25/2017 Jaron Blossomgame Waived
9/25/2017 Amida Brimah Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/24/2018 Manu Ginobili Bruised sternum
2/23/2018 Danny Green Illness
1/17/2018 Kawhi Leonard Sore right quadriceps
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