"Unc still got it": NBA fans in shambles after Gregg Popovich pretends to shoot jumper from the sidelines midgame

Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs

Gregg Popovich had fans in shambles after faking a shot from the sidelines during the San Antonio Spurs' game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Popovich still has the time to make people smile even though the Spurs lost their 14th consecutive game.

The Spurs were down by 16 points with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter. Brandon Ingram had possession of the ball and was defended by Keldon Johnson. Ingram tried to get past Johnson, who held his ground. Cedi Osman came for help, which freed up Naji Marshall in the right corner.

Ingram noticed the help from Osman, so he did the right thing to pass the ball to an open teammate. However, with Popovich wearing black, the color of the Pelicans jersey, Ingram accidentally turned the ball over after passing directly to the Hall of Fame coach, who faked an attempt from the sidelines.

Here's the video of Coach Pop's hilarious attempt that elicited laughs inside the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Friday:

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Gregg Popovich's hilarious attempt sent NBA fans into shambles on social media. They loved Coach Pop's demeanor despite the San Antonio Spurs' frustrating losing streak overshadowing Victor Wembanyama's rookie campaign.

One fan wrote:

"Unc still got it."

Another fan blamed Pop's black shirt for getting Ingram confused:

"This Mannnn lol got my homie confused! Get a yellow shirt pls."

Another fan reckons Gregg Popovich would have made the shot had he taken it:

"He had it, but he didn't wanna show up the young guns!"

Here are other comments and reactions to Coach Pop's sideline humor:


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What is the longest losing streak of Gregg Popovich's career?

Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs

Gregg Popovich is one of the greatest coaches in NBA history but hasn't been able to help the San Antonio Spurs win a lot of games in the last few seasons. With Popovich and the Spurs riding a 14-game losing streak, what's the longest skid in the illustrious career of the Hall of Fame coach?

It's 16 games, which the Spurs endured last season. They might break that mark next week, with the team's next three games being against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets.

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