VIDEO: Nuggets Star Hilariously Trolls Gregg Popovich’s Ejection
Gregg Popovich was at his crankiest when he eviscerated a referee for giving him a technical foul. It was such a vehement show of frustration from the Spurs coach that he got himself ejected.
Spurs' Gregg Popovich gets ejected ("You're a terrible referee") and gets standing ovation from AT&T Center crowd pic.twitter.com/bEZP8WP8qf
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) January 20, 2017
I don't know what result Pop expected when he stormed onto the court and blatantly told the official who gave him the foul: "You're a terrible referee."
The first video doesn't even showcase the best part of the entire confrontation. Let's go to the instant replay.
Mudiay with the assist to Pop ? pic.twitter.com/INpzEoQ0UM
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 20, 2017
We all owe Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay a big thank you for creating the funniest moment of the NBA season. But some fans didn't see it that way and actually criticized the guard for his horseplay.
@BleacherReport Mudiay don't ever disrespect pop like that scrub
— falcons 12-5? (@Foreign_camm) January 20, 2017
Mudiay later apologized for any disrespect that may have arisen from mocking Pop's ejection, saying he has the highest respect for the San Antonio Spurs coach.
I apologize if I offended some but I didn't mean no disrespect towards coach Pop, one of the Goat . I'm just trying to have fun.
— Emmanuel Mudiay (@emmanuelmudiay) January 20, 2017
Give the guy a break, he was just trying to defuse a tense situation on the court by harmlessly mimicking the referee. Keep on having fun Emmanuel, we need more lightheartedness in today's NBA.
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