SAN ANTONIO – The headline from Wednesday night’s game was not about the San Antonio Spurs defeating the Brooklyn Nets but rather about Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich making fun of current NBA players and even acting out their recent so-called fights.
During Wednesday’s post game interview, Popovich was asked what he thought of the recent incidences of NBA players going after one another during games.
Gregg Popovich: "Oh, you mean those typical NBA fights where they go, 'Let me at him. I would've kicked his ass. Somebody hold me back.' The NBA fights are the silliest things I've ever seen in my life. Except there was that one in the stands a few years ago, that one was ugly." pic.twitter.com/L5sZwgJEEp— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) January 18, 2018
“Oh, you mean those typical NBA fights where they go, ‘Let me at him. Let me at him. I would’ve kicked his ass, but somebody held me back,’” Popovich said while acting out the fights. “The NBA fights are the silliest, namby-pambiest thing I've ever seen.”
Popovich’s comments come after NBA fans witnessed four “fights” in just three days.
The first was on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, when two players were ejected during Monday’s game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center.