TNT analyst/Basketball Corridor of Famer Grant Hill bought by way of his in-game interview with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Thursday evening unscathed as a result of he requested about wine as a substitute of basketball.
Hill, saying he did not know what to ask, opened the ground to Pop slightly than face a withering look or response to a hoops query. Popovich went alongside and stored the phase gentle.
“Let’s have a look at . . . I am going to avoid politics for a change,” Popovich advised Hill, who was working remotely. “Let’s discuss protection. Ask me one thing about protection.”
Hill declined the coach’s supply however as a substitute requested for an opinion on what kind of wine finest enhances a steak. Popovich is a wine connoisseur.
Popovich responded with a grievance about Hill having the ability to go to dinner when he has to go house due to NBA COVID-19 protocols. (Hill mentioned he would order supply.) He did add that an costly Australian wine would make a pleasant pairing.
“We have got a recreation right here, geez Louise,” Popovich joked as he ended the interview.
The reporters who’ve to talk with Popovich after the sport will not get the identical therapy, not after the Spurs misplaced to the Rockets 109-105.