Spurs’ Gregg Popovich hilariously impersonates Donald Trump, calls end of playoff streak ‘fake news’
Gregg Popovich had a hilarious response when a reporter asked him to react to the San Antonio Spurs’ playoff streak coming to an end after 22 years. Popovich channeled his inner Donald Trump and called it “fake news.”
Gregg Popovich announces that the Spurs’ 22-season playoff streak is not actually over.
“Fake news,” he said.
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) August 14, 2020
Never change Pop, never change.
Popovich went on to say he didn’t care about the Spurs’ playoff streak getting snapped. The future Hall of Famer is proud of the way his guys played down in Orlando, Florida and how they bonded together.
Plus, it’s not like San Antonio would have made noise in the playoffs. They would have likely lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round had they got to the play-in game and won.
Once the offseason starts, all the attention will shift to Spurs shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, who has a player option for the 2020-21 season worth $27,739,975. If the All-Star declines the player option, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent.
It should be interesting to see what DeRozan does. The California native could play it safe and take the guaranteed money he’s due from the Spurs since free agency may not be lucrative. After the China controversy earlier in the season and the COVID-19 suspension, the NBA likely lost a lot of money, which affects what players can get from owners.
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