Gregg Popovich Had A Short And Simple Answer For A Stupid Question After LeBron Went Off On The Spurs In The 4th Quarter
First, a quick little look into what made the Lakers hard to guard down the stretch...
Yeah, so...uhh...while I think the bloom has long come off the rose as it pertains to Gregg Popovich condescendingly cutting short interviews, I'm not sure what else he was expected to offer up there. "He's LeBron James" is a pretty good retort, but I personally think one of the best minds in basketball history could have taught a much more valuable lesson about journalistic uselessness if he flicked that reporter right in the middle of his forehead.
What made the Lakers hard to guard, HA! Um, presumably the ageless freak of an athlete knocking down flat-footed threes from 30-plus feet with ease for the fuck of it? I'd have to check the game tape, but perhaps it was the biological anomaly of a human boulder rolling downwind at mere mortals? Wouldn't want to jump to any conclusions before the re-watch, but going off the initial eye test it seemed as though the most physically gifted basketball player in the history of the sport decided to be back on his bullshit in slamming his fist on side of the scales when the game hung in the balance. I'll get back to you once I get better look at our rotations, but - off first glance - it appeared that they got all-but-abducted by the opposing alien.
Those would have been my responses to one of the dumbest inquiries in interview history, so - on the Gregg Popovich scale - "he's LeBron James" is about as easy a hard time as you're going to get.