1. Suggesting that Gregg Popovich would be "happy with the play, so far in the game, from the guys coming off [his] bench." C'mon, Chuck. If you're going to step into the shoes of TNT sideline reporters Craig Sager and David Aldridge, you've got be aware: "Happy" is not a word that we think about in the game. You gotta think of something different. Pop doesn't know how to judge "happy." He's in the middle of a contest; nobody's "happy."
2. Following up with a yes-or-no question. That's Journalism 101, Charles. The San Antonio Spurs coach has proven time and again that he's looking to get out of these between-quarters interviews as quickly, and with as few words, as possible. Typically, giving Pop that kind of easy binary out is a one-way to Not Getting Any Informationville, and that is a Facebook game nobody wants to play. It's a good thing you're a Hall of Famer that Pop says he loves and not a dude wearing a peach suit with sky blue pants and cream shoes or whatever; otherwise, he'd have told you bupkis.
3. Asking Pop to identify the one guy who — Stop right there. You only get two. Way to get "My bad" into the between-quarters chat, though; here's hoping Sager starts breaking that out on the reg.
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