Popovich says the NBA should be proud of having someone as outspoken as LeBron James.
'Pop' has long been a voice of reason in the NBA.
Coach Greg Popovich will lead the Spurs into their second game without MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard in the past six days.
The Spurs lost Game 1 after building a 25-point first-half lead, but their fans should not lose heart.
The San Antonio Spurs coach has been a vocal critic of the president in the past.