Jun 5, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks during a press conference after game one of the 2014 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Gregg Popovich jokes about the air conditioning


By now we’ve heard plenty about the air conditioning malfunctioning last night at the AT&T Center during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.

At first it was just an annoying thing because it was getting hot in the arena and the fans had to keep fanning themselves with their game programs, and the players had to put ice on their necks to keep cool. Sure, it stinks, but it wasn’t that big of a deal.

But then it kept getting hotter and hotter. Suddenly it was more than just an inconvenience. LeBron James even cramped up so badly that he was unable to move and had to be carried off the court. As he sat out the final few minutes, he watched in agony as the Spurs pulled away to snatch the victory.

Today, we heard that the air conditioning has been fixed and everything should be set to go for Game 2 on Sunday night. Talking to reporters today, Gregg Popovich joked about trying to send the mechanics away.

That’s classic Popovich.

He also came to LeBron’s support after he has been unfairly criticized by many.

Just another smart person coming to LeBron’s defense, so maybe if you’re still criticizing the King you should cut your losses now.


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