Gregg Popovich Is Resting LaMarcus Aldridge Against OKC Because Of The Spurs’ ‘Ridiculous’ Schedule

12.03.17 2 years ago

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Gregg Popovich has never been one to hold his tongue, but he’s been particularly irascible lately.

A few weeks ago, Pop had a spectacular meltdown on the whole officiating crew of the Spurs’ game against the Thunder, wherein he called all three of them “f*cking blind,” and more recently, he earned himself a rejection for telling a ref to “kiss my ass.”

But technical fouls and ejections might not be enough to satiate Pop’s righteous fury. With his latest comments about resting LaMarcus Aldridge in a marquee match-up against the Thunder on Sunday night, Pop pointed to a rather grueling stretch of the schedule that has his team playing five games in the next seven nights. He called the stretch “ridiculous” in explaining why, despite the new rest rules, he was sitting his stars.

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