By now you may or may not have heard about the Israeli rap video dedicated to San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
If you haven't seen it yet, you can check it out below. It is wonderful.
In light of the video's recent popularity, many wondered whether the man himself had even seen it. After all, Popovich isn't exactly known for fanfare.
Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News went to find out if the head coach was aware of the video, and it turns out he is. And not only does Popovich know about it, he used it to prank the Spurs before their final preseason game.
Spurs forward Stephen Jackson explained:
"[Popovich] was showing some film of me messing up, getting on me real hard. I was like, 'You know what Pop, I don't even want to play basketball. I'd rather do this. Kick it!' And they played two of my videos. And Pop was like, 'You know what? Don’t worry about it, Jack. I got my own video.' It was pretty cool."
McCarney spoke to some players about the prank, and they too got a kick out of it:
Well played, Pop.
He may not be the most exciting coach in the league, but it can never be said that Popovich doesn't have a sense of humor.
(H/T to Deadspin)
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