It's the fear of every NBA sideline reporter: Getting Pop'd. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has become notorious for his terse answers during the in-game interviews that are a staple of national TV broadcasts.
On Wednesday Chris Broussard got the Pop treatment ... but from Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 21, 2013
Broussard was a good sport about the whole thing.
I got Popovich'd by Rick Carlisle. Lol
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) November 21, 2013
And maybe the conservation of words worked out best for Carlisle. His Mavericks outscored the Houston Rockets 36-19 in the fourth quarter to overcome a 14-point deficit and earn their eighth win of the year.
More reaction from the Twitterverse:
Dallas 36-19 run after Carlisle went Pop
— Ben Golliver (@blazersedge) November 21, 2013
Rick Carlisle just did a Gregg Popovich impersonation on @Chris_Broussard
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) November 21, 2013
Man, Rick Carlisle was more Popovich than Popovich to my man Chris Broussard.
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) November 21, 2013
Rick Carlisle has gone Daniel Bryan.
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) November 21, 2013
hahahahahahahahahaha RICK THA GOD
— Mavs Moneyball (@mavsmoneyball) November 21, 2013