Gregg Popovich Jokes Manu Ginobili Could be Out of the Playoffs
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Gregg Popovich might have the best sense of humor in the NBA. When asked about the status of Manu Ginobili, the San Antonio Spurs head coach initially said that the shooting guard will be fine. Then, fresh off a 106-97 loss in which the previously ruled-out Serge Ibaka starred for the Oklahoma City Thunder, he paused for a couple of beats.
“Or,” Popovich said, keeping a straight face, “he’s out for the rest of the playoffs.”
The assembled media laughed, and Popovich started to smirk. “You’ve still got to have some fun, even if you lose,” he said. “Come on, it’s basketball. Yeah, we wanted to win, but you know, I want to laugh, too.”