So there is actually an Israeli rap video in honor of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
Why, yes, I’m serious.
And, yes, Popovich does know about it.
Here’s a story about it from Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News!
One of the more pressing questions of the 2012-13 season is whether or not Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had been made aware of the hip-hop track produced in his honor by an Israeli rap group, appropriately and simply named “Popovich.“ (See below.)
Stephen Jackson gave us the answer after Wednesday’s victory over the Raptors: Not only has Popovich seen it, he used it to prank the Spurs before their last preseason game. We’ll let Captain Jack explain:
“He was showing some film of me messing up, getting on me real hard. I was like, ‘You know what Pop, I don’t even want to play basketball. I’d rather do this. Kick it!’ And they played two of my videos. And Pop was like, ‘You know what? Don’t worry about it Jack. I got my own video.’ It was pretty cool.”
Boris Diaw deemed the stunt “hilarious” while noted music aficionado Matt Bonner also gave his seal of approval.
In the music industry that we live in where we have artists like Ke$ha, Psy, Carly Rae Jepsen, and my personal favorite, Justin Bieber, it’s kind of fresh to hear music like this. Especially about a head coach who considers himself a jerk and is never happy.
When are we going to see a Tony Parker/Gregg Popovich collaboration. You do know that Parker also raps, right? What? You didn’t know?
Okay, we’ll forget that part. Nevertheless, I will never get “he wants a nasty game” out of my head. I hope they start playing that song at the AT&T Center because that would be dope.
I’ll excuse myself out.