Watch Gregg Popovich’s Priceless Reaction To Mario Chalmer’s Deep Half-Court Shot

Before the half during last night’s Heat-Spurs game, Mario Chalmers had a relatively open look from 53 feet away — so at least five feet beyond the mid-court line. The ball didn’t even touch the iron as it ripped the nylon going through the hoop and changing San Antonio’s 47-39 lead to 47-42.

Gregg Popovich followed the whole trajectory of the shot after it left Chalmers’ fingers, and Pop’s face when it drops is just one of many reasons he’s our favorite coach.

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The Spurs ended up winning, 95-81, and Popovich may have cracked a smile in the locker room afterwards, but that’s just speculation on our part.

Here are a couple other reasons to love Pop, by way of the Express-News‘ estimable Jeff McDonald:

No coach, with the possible exception of Doc Rivers and Steve Kerr, brings us more joy. Cranky old farts are the best.