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#pounditWednesday, August 17, 2022

Gregg Popovich has legendary quote about Spurs never being called superteam


Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is probably the greatest straight-shooter in the NBA, and the legend grew further this week.

In an interview with Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group at USA Basketball practice on Monday, Popovich, who is an assistant coach for the team, was asked if it bothered him at all that his Spurs have never been considered a superteam.

“Naaaah,” Popovich retorted. “I just count the championships.”

For Popovich, who has won five championships in San Antonio, more than the Garnett Celtics, the LeBron Heat, and the Curry Warriors combined, he might as well just have dropped the mic right then and there. Superteam labels and all the hype and media attention that come with them are nice. But as Scottie Pippen would tell you, “It don’t mean a thing without the ring.”

That’s what has always separated the Spurs from every other organization in the Association. They simply don’t care about any of that extra fluff. All they do is win, baby.

H/T theScore


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