Gregg Popovich is always a pretty honest guy. He often gives carefully measured responses, but every once in a while, he’s asked a question that he has a strong opinion about and he'll go off.

Earlier this weekend, he sounded off on the political landscape in America, and now he’s gone on a full rant about Zaza Pachulia, his closeout on Kawhi Leonard and what the injury does to the Spurs chances. He did not hold back one bit.


“Totally unnatural close out that the league has outlawed years ago and pays great attention to it. And Kawhi’s not there. And you want to know how we feel about it? You want to know if that lessens our chances or not…


We were up 23 points in the third quarter and Kawhi goes down, like that…


All I care is what I saw, all I care about is what happened. The history there exacerbates the whole situation and makes me very, very angry.”

Here are the two plays that Pop referenced in the first video:

However, in regular Pop fashion, he was able to break the tension after the spirited speech, immediately asking if anyone has a follow up.

What do you think, did Pachulia do it on purpose?