It was just announced that Kawhi Leonard will miss Game 2 after getting his ankle rolled on a Zaza Pachulia cloe out in the third quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. After the game, when asked about the play, Leonard said he didn’t think it was dirty. Gregg Popovich strongly disagrees and went off about it during a press availability this morning.
When Pop was asked about the play, he unleashed a tirade. He called the play ‘unnatural’ and called out Pachulia as a dirty player. He cited past instances of Pachulia’s dirty play, including a take down of Leonard from his time in Dallas, which nearly broke Leonard’s arm as further evidence.
Pop is pissed off:
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) May 15, 2017
Popovich went on a second rant a short time later:
Popovich:Who gives a damn abt what his intent was? Ever hear of manslaughter? U still go to jail when ur texting, end up killing somebody pic.twitter.com/a9ZtTn2O1u
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) May 15, 2017