Gregg Popovich Left A $5,000 Tip At A Memphis Wine Bar, So I Think He's Been More Stressed By Playoff Basketball
This has to be a cold, hard dose of reality for Memphis Grizzlies fans, right? This eye-popping gratuity took place prior to Mike Conley putting the home team on his back and carrying them back to San Antonio knotted at two. Even so, seeing that Gregg Popovich was casually out doing the old, white version of making it rain after getting inspired by a little Marvin Gaye and chardonnay seems like a pretty solid indication of his mental state prior to Game 4. Maybe his sphincter ever-so-slightly clenched after an overtime loss, but a four figure, 600+% tip is a sign of a man who is so stress free that not even a series tying loss could totally bring him down.
I don't mean to imply that Gregg Popovich's graciousness is directly correlated to his team's playoff performance, but I'll be damned if his stress level isn't. The man might be a supernatural leader but he's still a relatively regular person, and regular people are inherently more charitable when they are in a good mood. You can lie to yourself if you want, but you've never dared to reach into your back pocket for a homeless person when you are having a shitty day. If your job has you feeling anxious then you are more likely to open the calculator app then overestimate the math in your head. That's just human nature. If you aren't feeling your best then you are not going out of your way - financially or otherwise - to make sure someone else does. Gregg Popovich was undoubtedly locked in on the eve of last night's win, but his altruistic efforts are proof positive that he's been more concerned about the upcoming outcome of a hard fought playoff series. Even if the relaxing effect of a couple hearty reds did inevitably add an extra zero to his bill.