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As we get ready for Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Gregg Popovich is at his cynical best. Check out some quotes from quite possibly one of his funniest pressers ever (via ASAP Sports):
Q. Coach, Game 7s in an NBA Finals don’t come around terribly often. Are you able to appreciate the opportunity in the moment or is that for another time?
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: It’s torture. It’s hard to appreciate or enjoy torture.
Q. Coach, you’ve been caught on camera several times telling your players to enjoy these moments. Is it fun for you‑‑
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: I never said that.
Q. You said that.
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: I would not say something like that. I want them to have no fun whatsoever. (Laughter). This is all business. There’s no eighth game, is there? This is the last game. That’s the best news I’ve heard all day.
Q. Gregg, why will your team win tonight?
COACH GREGG POPOVICH: Am I in one of those morning shows? (Laughter). Why...
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