Pop mocks the Thunder over ruling Ibaka out for rest of playoffs.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was unhappy with his team’s performance in the Game 3 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, but still had time for a joke.
The Thunder had insisted that power forward Serge Ibaka was ruled out for the rest of the post-season after suffering a calf injury in the series-clinching win over the Los Angeles Clippers last week.
However, he made a miraculous return to action on Sunday night to help his team get back into the series and proved that the scepticism initially shown by the Spurs was with foundation.
Popovich is undoubtedly one of the more popular coaches in the league and is known for his wit and humour, and it appears as though that he hasn’t lost his touch despite seeing his team lose.
With Manu Ginobili going back to the locker room in the fourth quarter, Popovich came up with this brilliant response when asked whether or not it was serious…