Gregg Popovich isn’t always a great quote. But when he does want to give the media an answer, it’s usually a pretty good one.
That’s just what Pop did when discussing Kawhi Leonard’s two-way play.
Here’s the glorious quote in its entirety when Pop was asked about Leonard keeping it up on both ends of the floor.
“He’s done it for us the entire time he’s been there,” Popovich said. “At the offensive end, I think our players get less minutes than other players at those positions if I’m not mistaken. I don’t think he’s ever going to be worn out. I’m not going to play him like Latrell Sprewell. The bottom line is that he’s getting paid to do both. So get your ass out there and do both, if you want to know the truth. If you don’t want to do both then we’ll pay you $4 million.”
That is just a classic mini rant from Pop. And he’s saying what a lot of NBA fans want to hear.
Fans know these players get paid a ton and expecting them to play as hard as Leonard does every night is something more fans wish they could do. Leonard’s attitude is refreshing in that since and it is expected from the Spurs.