So this morning I’m hearing on the radio that Kevin McHale attended a Trump rally and my first thought is, “Why is this news?”. Well, am I a big dumb idiot? It’s news because it has to do with Donald Trump and whenever ANYTHING involves him, you best believe Twitter is going to have a thing or two to say about it.
I check Twitter, and my God, you would have thought that Kevin McHale murdered a man last night.
Kevin McHale is extremely stupid for attending a public Trump event. That, as much as his politics, is why he should never work in the NBA again
— Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) June 21, 2018
I’d love to get definitive confirmation. But if Kevin McHale actually showed up to Trump’s rally in Duluth today with everything that is happening now and what Trump’s done and stands for, yeah he’s cancelled. pic.twitter.com/A99QSV56s4
— Henry Lake (@lakeshow73) June 21, 2018
turns out James Harden was extremely correct when he called Kevin McHale a clown https://t.co/Jer1FAJu6t
— Jen Statsky (@jenstatsky) June 21, 2018
This dude is probably so old and ignorant that he had no idea that him just showing his face at these rallies is a trash PR move. And listen, if you know me or have seen my Twitter, you know that I’m not a big Trump guy. But I’m at the point where if you support him, you support him. People have different views and yeah, I think some of them are bananas and I could never agree with them, but whatever. You can’t change these opinions.
Kevin McHale is good at what he does. He’s a solid color commentator and a legendary Celtic. But what an idiot! Listen, regardless of if you guys want to buy this or not, if you work in the media you need to keep a solid image which obviously goes hand in hand with your PR and in this day and age, politics. ESPECIALLY at this time with everything that is going on at the border, you need to keep your nose out of it. McHale what is happening?! Jesus what a decision.
Like I said, I don’t care that he was at the Trump rally. It’s politics. We have to live with it. BUT for a guy who is a somewhat prominent media member to not only show up but to also get directly in the camera’s view, Jesus Christ what are we doing here?
Weird to wake up and see Kevin McHale trending this morning, but again, if Trump is involved, you KNOW things are going to go coconuts online.
-Nick Quaglia (@NickQuag)