Din four months Andrew Bogut to be a year retired from basketball after a long career in which, among other things, he was No. 1 Draft in 2005 and nba campen with the Warriors in 2015. During his career, the Australian pvot was characterized by his sincerity before the microphones, for not keeping quiet about anything, something that cost him penalties and fines on many occasions. Now, from a different position, he continues to raise controversy while defending what he believes in.
Bogut has always been very vocal on extra sporting issues and very critical of his government in Australia. The last has been to stir up the ocean leaders about the restrictions they have imposed by the covid-19, especially in such prolonged confinements. As the son of a working-class father, Bogut knows how dire the situation can be for lower- or middle-class citizens:
“My father could not have survived in this current climate, period“Said the former Warriors.”What pays the mortgage? Who would have paid the car loan? Who would have paid off your business loan? I know exactly what this is about. “
Bogut is not a denier, he only denounces that the restrictions in certain areas of his country are producing devastating effects on the population, and demands that certain personalities raise their voice in favor of the citizens. As he does:
“Why haven’t we seen celebrities, athletes, just one or two percent, speak out against this government in Australia? You athletes and influencers who have all these sponsors and marketers behind you, creating promotions to sell to citizens … where is your voice? Why aren’t they talking? “Obviously, these words from someone so popular have infuriated the Australian influencers collective.
But Bogut has gone even further in his criticism of the ‘Aussie’ government. Former NBA he denounces in his video that they offered him money to promote and speak well of confinements. He, of course, refused to accept it.