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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich waxed philosophical on Friday when asked by reporters how he would cope with his team’s early and unexpected departure from the NBA playoffs.
“It’s the way life goes,” he said. “NASA discovered all those habitable planets the other day. Did you guys see that? … Twelve hundred habitable planets. And then last night somebody lost a basketball game. Come on. Get over yourself.”
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Despite winning 67 regular-season games – the most in Popovich’s illustrious career – the Spurs couldn’t crack the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals, falling in six games.
The loss also means that we may have seen the final games of Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Popovich was expectedly cantankerous with reporters on Thursday night immediately following the game. Some lingering disappointment wouldn’t be shocking, either.
But Popovich has seemingly already moved past it. There’s too much other crazy stuff happening in the universe. Why stress about hoops?