Something extraordinarily uncommon occurred in the course of the second quarter of Wednesday evening’s recreation between the Los Angeles Clippers and the San Antonio Spurs. Kawhi Leonard, the one-time Spurs hero, was being booed as soon as once more inside San Antonio’s AT&T Heart — and his former coach informed the followers to clam up.
In a rare second, Gregg Popovich — who wants no introduction as a Spurs and NBA legend — grabbed a microphone and requested followers to let the gamers play, admonishing the jeering crowd for having “no class.”
“It isn’t who we’re”
With 3:06 to go within the second quarter, Leonard was fouled and went to the road to shoot two free throws. The Clippers’ stoic famous person is used to booing and hostile atmospheres — however even he will need to have been shocked when Popovich walked over to the general public deal with announcer’s desk following his first free-throw try.
“Can we cease all of the booing and let these guys play?” Popovich requested. “It is bought no class, and it isn’t who we’re. Knock off the booing.”
Underneath Popovich, the Spurs have lengthy cultivated a tradition of “doing issues the best means” in how they develop gamers — in addition to how these gamers are handled, even once they depart San Antonio. However occasions have modified, and the booing towards Leonard continued after Popovich returned the microphone.