On Monday just before the Spurs and Pacers were set to play Gregg Poppovich conducted his normal pre-game interview. However, most of these media-types are afraid to ask the dun anything because he’ll shoot you down if you ask him something stupid. So it went completely silent when he walked out of the locker room.
So bein’ the REAL cat that I’m I asked him a REAL question about culture, diversity and speakin’ up durin’ this pre and post election period about what he sees. I knew that Pop had grown up near where I grew up so I’m extremely aware that he sees the world through a different set of eyes than most white guys because he was exposed to a ton of diversity as a kid.
Pop grew up in East Chicago, Indiana, which is a place that it as diverse as it comes. There are blacks, whites (Italian, Greek, Polish) and Hispanics in the same neighborhoods on the same streets. As a kid he played Biddy Basketball over in Gary, which is where I grew up, and it’s 99.9999% black. Then he went to high school in Merrillville and at that time it was 99.9999% white! So Pop had the ultimate experience in diversity growin’ up.
So when I asked him how that experience growin’ up has helped him to become a successful coach in the NBA and havin’ the most diverse team in the league for years. He kept it real!!
Ole boy said, “And most of those people have had opportunities the vast majority have not. I think it’s important for people who have had opportunities to make sure other people with opportunities know they were very, very, very fortunate. It could mean your parents…where you were born, what you skin color is, what country you were born in…It’s all chance. You didn’t do that; you get no credit for that. So a lot of people have an easy time forgetting that and this situation we’re in now, we’re finding a lot of people who are in charge and who will be in charge have very little clue about what many, many people have to go through to live in this world.”
Look here bruh, I knew that he was goin’ to keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! That’s why I asked him the question! The realist statement came at the end though. He looked at boyz and said, “Some days I feel like we’ve been invaded by another power…It’s a strange land.”
Here’s the entire pre-game response to my question. What’s the point in doin’ this if we’re not goin’ to ask a boy some real questions. Nobody cared who was startin’ or what his game plan was. Why? Because he wasn’t goin’ to answer those questions anyway. This is the reason why I’ve got tall respect for Pop!!!
1)Dull: adjective – to describe something as bein’ terrible, something that makes you sick with disgust because it’s so stupid to even think of.
2) Spit: verb – to say
3) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
4) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.