Add Vinny Del Negro to the list of people that think the Lakers have no chance in their first-round series against the Spurs. Prior to the Clippers Game 1 victory over the Grizzlies Saturday night, the head coach said the Lakers have no shot at beating the second-seeded Spurs.
According to Brett Pollakoff, Pro Basketball Talk:
Del Negro was simply asked if the Lakers have a shot against the Spurs. His one-word answer, after pausing for a second or two: “No.”
The room responded with laughter at both the brevity and the clarity of the response, and Del Negro light-heartedly defended his choice by reminding us of where he spent six of his 12 seasons as an NBA player.
“I played for the Spurs,” he said.