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Smack / Dec 8, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Kevin Durant: “I Really Don’t Give A Damn What People Got To Say”

Kyle Singler, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is the baddest, and after encountering some of the first critiques of his future Hall-of-Fame career, he’s weary of the crescendoing catcalls. After a summer that saw him encounter some backlash after bowing out of the FIBA World Cup and a foot injury that kept him out of the Thunder’s first 17 games, he made it clear he doesn’t “give a damn what people say” to the Washington Post‘s Michael Lee. Read More »

Smack / Dec 4, 2014 / 10:15 am

Video: Popovich Tells Danny Green To “Shut The F**K Up” After Boneheaded Foul

Gregg Popovich

The Nets snapped San Antonio’s eight-game winning streak with a 95-93 overtime win at Barclays Center last night, but they were gift-wrapped the win in the closing seconds of the extra session after a Danny Green blunder. Gregg Popovich became irate and can be seen telling Danny to “Shut the f___ up” as he’s coming towards the sideline to explain. Read More »

Smack / Dec 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Gregg Popovich Doesn’t Watch Film On Other Teams

Gregg Popovich

Before his Spurs beat down the Celtics on Sunday, 111-89, Gregg Popovich — who had missed the last two games with an undisclosed medical condition — spoke to an assemblage of reporters. The famously pithy Spurs coach admitted he doesn’t watch film of other teams, preferring to focus on his own players. He also discloses his unique brand of “tough love” with his own players, and why it’s not important he watch other teams. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 19, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Gregg Popovich Chastises Media In Defense Of LeBron James’ Return To Cavs

Matt Bonner, LeBron James, Gregg Popovich

Did the San Antonio Spurs’ dethroning of the Miami Heat lead to LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers? Cynics say so, but Gregg Popovich thinks that’s a belief driven by media-helmed narrative. In advance of his team’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, the reigning Coach of the Year defended James by holding reporters responsible for scrutiny constantly facing the four-time MVP. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Twitter / Nov 12, 2014 / 11:15 am

GIF: Gregg Popovich & Steve Kerr Share A Laugh & Mutual Respect

Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

Despite the Spurs beating his Warriors, 113-100, coach Steve Kerr went over after the game and shared a chuckle and a handshake with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and big man Tim Duncan. Kerr, a 16-year vet as a sharpshooting guard, spent a quarter of his career in San Antonio, winning two titles in his time with Popovich and Duncan. Read More »

NBA / Nov 12, 2014 / 10:00 am

Spurs Smack Warriors As Curry’s 3-Point Streak Ends

Stephen Curry, Manu Ginobili

Heading into last night’s game between the Warriors and Spurs, Stephen Curry had hit at least one 3-pointer in 76 consecutive games. It was the highest streak among active players today. But with San Antonio in town, that streak came to an end during a 113-100 Spurs win that solidified them as the jewel of the Western Conference. Read More »

Smack / Nov 11, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Gregg Popovich Says Spurs Will “Never Play Better” Than In Last Finals Games

Gregg Popovich

Before Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs stole a win at the Los Angeles Clippers last night, Gregg Popovich addressed his team’s long-term goals for this season with typical pragmatism. Can the Spurs ever play as well as they did in the last three games of June’s NBA Finals? Maybe, but the reigning Coach of the Year insists San Antonio won’t ever be better than that. Read More »

2015 Free Agency, GIFs, Latest News / Nov 11, 2014 / 11:45 am

Kawhi Leonard: “I’m Pretty Sure I’ll Be In A Spurs Jersey For My Whole Life”

Kawhi Leonard, Blake Griffin

Picture Kawhi Leonard in anything but the silver and black of the Borg-like Spurs. We bet you can’t — unless you’re a Lakers fan unwilling to embrace reality (Leonard is allergic to the Hollywood glitz and glam). That’s why San Antonio’s decision not to offer the 2014 NBA Finals MVP an extension by the Oct. 31 deadline was so hard to comprehend. But Leonard knows what the Spurs are doing, and — after leading them to a 89-85 win at Staples Center last night — he made it clear he’s not likely to go anywhere in restricted free agency next summer. Read More »

NBA / Nov 7, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Can Gregg Popovich Please Be Mic’d Up For Every Game?

Gregg Popovich, Austin Daye

Maybe we’re biased, but the best coach in the NBA needs to have a microphone attached to his lapel during every Spurs game. Gregg Popovich is a national treasure, not just the best reason — outside of going to see where Ozzy Osbourne pissed on the Alamo — to ever go to San Antonio. He was mic’d up for Houston’s cakewalk last night, and while it was largely bereft of any truly quotable Popovich gems, we still want to listen to him on the sidelines for every game. Read More »

NBA / Nov 6, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Spurs To Rest Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili In Tonight’s Game At Rockets

(Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

Tonight is the San Antonio Spurs’ first nationally televised back-to-back of the 2014-2015 season, and the game happens to be against one of the league’s two remaining undefeated teams. Frankly, it would be a surprise if Gregg Popovich didn’t take advantage of this golden opportunity to rest his aging stars while indirectly trolling the league in the process. And that’s exactly what he’s done, as the reigning champs announced earlier today that Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will sit-out Thursday’s marquee matchup at the Houston Rockets. Read More »