Gregg Popovich is probably just as well-known for being curt during in-game interviews as he is for being one of the NBA's most respected coaches. The San Antonio Spurs head coach has had some fun with the media over the years on his way to winning four titles. But his "interview" with TNT's David Aldridge during Tuesday's Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder was something else entirely: Pop froze out D.A. upon the veteran reporter's first question. Here's what it looked like without audio (note: no audio needed):
The head turn Popovich delivers is straight out of an '80s horror movie and his wordless response makes it seem as if the coach with a rather dry sense is a fan of Charlie Chaplin. And Aldridge revealed a little secret too: the interview wasn't live. Sideline interviews are actually taped during the commercial break between quarters. But TNT producers used it anyway. As for the game, Russell Westbrook scored 40 points and had 10 assists in a 105-92 victory that saw OKC even the series at two apiece.
Moving to hockey, the Montreal Canadiens got a hat trick from Rene Bourque in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers in a 7-4 victory. The Rangers still lead the series 3-2.
Finally in NFL news, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is expected to miss the entire 2014 season after suffering an ACL injury to his left knee during an OTA practice. Lee tore his right ACL prior to the 2008 season at Penn State, then partially tore his left ACL during the 2009 campaign.
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