Gregg Popovich counts his rings during Spurs’ championship parade

June 19, 2014

Who IS this Gregg Popovich? (Michael Thomas / AP)

The San Antonio Spurs celebrated their NBA championship with a parade and rally and, to no one’s great surprise, Coach Gregg Popovich stole the show.

Pop, known for his less-than-loquacious sideline interviews, suppressed his surly side and unleashed the inner Shecky that everyone has suspected he’s been hiding, by counting the Spurs’ NBA championships in a rather interesting way. Just watch and see if you’re not reminded of a certain LeBron James “not one, not two…” moment.

It was an unusual, for Popovich, moment, but one that anybody who wins five rings gets to savor.


After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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Cindy Boren · June 19, 2014