Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich calls for class as he chastises fans for booing Kawhi Leonard
- Popovich silences crowd and asks for a stop to booing
- Clippers defeat Spurs, handing them their 10th straight loss
- Popovich and Clippers’ Paul George commend Popovich’s support for Leonard
- Leonard continues to face boos from Spurs fans since trade to Raptors
Spurs’ Gregg Popovich takes mic to chastise fans for booing Kawhi Leonard | San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich grabbed the microphone during a game to chastise the crowd for booing former Spurs All-Star Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers. He called for fans to have a little class and stop the booing, stating that it’s not who they are as a team. Despite the fans’ reaction, Clippers star Paul George and Popovich himself commended the coach for having Leonard’s back in the situation.
Popovich’s Message to the Crowd
Popovich’s message to the crowd was to stop poking the bear, as anyone familiar with sports knows that you don’t want to provoke a player like Leonard. However, his words only seemed to incite louder boos from the crowd, creating a tense atmosphere throughout the game.
Continued Booing and Its Impact
The booing continued every time Leonard touched the ball, and it even extended to other players from the Clippers. Despite the negative reception, Leonard managed to maintain his composure and make crucial plays for his team.