Sport Frequent Trump critic Popovich breaks out hilarious impression when talking losing streak
It’s time for the Spurs to start over without Gregg Popovich
The San Antonio Spurs have not been relevant in the NBA title conversation since winning 61 games back in 2016-17. Since then, they have been disposed of in the first round of the playoffs in two consecutive seasons. Now on a downward spiral without a clear direction to move forward, it’s time for San Antonio to start over with a rebuild that does not include one Gregg Popovich. © David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The big picture: This is not about Pop and the success he’s had. It’s not about the Association somehow moving on from his old-school ways.
Things aren’t going well for the San Antonio Spurs this season.
There’s really no other way to put it.
The Spurs have lost their last seven games heading into Friday night’s matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center, and have dropped nine of their last 10. Though it’s still early in the season, San Antonio’s 22-year postseason streak is very clearly at risk.
Gregg Popovich, though, isn’t having it.
Popovich, who was asked about his team’s losing streak on Friday, broke out his best impression of President Donald Trump in his hilarious response.
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“Are you trying to infer this is a difficult time for us?” Popovich
“I am,” Finger replied.
“That’s b------- We’re kickin’ a--,” Popovich said. “Jeez. Fake news. The man was right, fake news.”
“I’m just going to explicitly say this seems to be a difficult time for you,” Finger then said.
“It’s a conspiracy theory. Whoever started the rumor that we’re losing these games, it didn’t happen,” Popovich fired back, clearly joking. “It’s not true … It’s a witch hunt. I see intrigue, I see treasonous behavior. I see spies. They’re all sick, all those people saying that. Scum.”
Popovich, along with Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, has been one of the largest critics of Trump among those in the NBA, and is frequently speaking out against him.
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‘This president, he’s like a planetary object,” Adam Schiff said. “He warps time. And things that you think happened a couple weeks ago, it turns out, only happened a day or two ago.” Schiff was slumped in a chair in his Washington office, tie askew and eyebrows ruffled, as if he’d been kneading his forehead. It was a little past 5:30 p.m. on the first Friday of October, the end of a week that, Schiff thought, “has been like three years compressed into a week.
While he used Trump’s frequent “fake news” response and deflected in a way that only the President can on Friday, Popovich is fully aware of the struggles his team is going through.
Clearly, though, the longtime coach is still having fun with it.
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