Pop has had some incredible quotes over the years, but this just may be my favorite. Absolutely ruthless.
To Pop’s credit, this interview came immediately after LeBron scored 19 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, hitting five 3-pointers in a ridiculous three-minute span and propelling the Lakers to a 129-102 victory over the Spurs:
And not only did the Lakers win last night, the win actually completed their regular season sweep over the Spurs.
So, for a guy like Pop, who has 5 rings and has been in the Championship hunt essentially every season of his coaching career, getting dominated night after night has to be a tough pill to swallow. Because no matter the accolades or championships, when you find yourself sitting at 22-28 in February, it sucks. And his comments last night clearly show that frustration.