I like the NBA so I check any article if I spot them.
Anyway, this article has this line by Trump,
“I think [the kneeling] has been horrible for basketball,” President Donald Trump said on Fox Sports Radio in August. “Look at the basketball ratings. They are down to a very low number. They have enough politics with guys like me. They don’t need more as they are going up for the shot. There was a nastiness about the NBA the way it was done, too. The NBA is in trouble. Big trouble. Bigger trouble than they understand.”
Question 1 : What does Trump say when he says "they don't need XXXX". What is the direct object? Politics?
Question 2 : What does this line mean
as they are going up for the shot.
By the way, even after I was given the answer and I accepted it, I still don't understand what Trump is trying to say.