Gregg Popovich Masterfully Trolls Media When Asked About Nikola Jokic “Revolutionizing” NBA
Pop’s back n form.
Gregg Popovich has been coaching in the NBA for quite some time, which makes him the troll master when interacting with members of the media.
Ahead of the matchup between the Spurs and Nuggets on Wednesday night, Popovich was asked about how Nikola Jokic is “revolutionizing” big men in the NBA. And he had the best response possible.
Gregg Popovich was asked how Nikola Jokic has “revolutionized” the modern big man, and the coach answered as only he can: “When I think of revolution, I think of people like Che Guevara, Ivan Illich, Lenin… I don’t really think of Jokic as quite a… https://t.co/DlfJ1p57vB
— Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) December 27, 2018
“When I think of revolution, I think of people like Che Guevara, Ivan Illich, Lenin… I don’t really think of Jokic as quite a revolutionary. So I think you’re a bit hyperbolic there.”
As usual, the man can’t help but poke fun at the word choice used by reporters when asking him questions, and this time, a little history lesson was involved.
People seem to be getting riled up about this, so here is the complete context of Popovich’s quote. He was poking fun at NBA hyperbole, not calling for the violent overthrow of a government. https://t.co/bfFzRIDUIB
— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) December 27, 2018
Now, we can’t wait to hear Jokic’s response in the postgame.
This article first appeared on 12up.