Gregg Popovich was already feeling a little feisty before Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. When speaking to reporters before tip-off, he seized the opportunity – once again – to go in on Donald Trump.
But if we’ve learned anything from the wonderfully-acerbic Spurs coach, it’s that he doesn’t need much of a reason to get in one of his moods, especially when it comes to the ever-dreaded sideline interview.
A lot of reporters just fumble their way through Pop’s brusque responses and try their best to do their job, but since it’s Mother’s Day, Doris Burke just decided to just call it good and save herself some misery after one quick question.
The look on Pop’s face is priceless. She might be the only reporter out there capable of getting the best of him in that scenario, so she deserves or a medal or something. Somewhere, Drake is swooning on a fainting couch.
Pop has every reason to be feeling good so far. The Spurs jumped on the Warriors early in the first quarter and have held a double-digit lead for most of the first half. But Popovich also knows that it’s a long game and that Golden State is capable of firing off demoralizing runs.