San Antonio dismantled Dallas last night, but that didn't stop a Mavericks rookie Salah Mejri from getting some trash talk in after converting a dunk. Tim Duncan and Coach Popovich couldn't help but laugh:
Pop and TD Laugh
Gregg Popovich & Tim Duncan laughing at a Mavs player talking trash down 20.Posted by Bleacher Report on Saturday, February 6, 2016
Pop was sure that whatever was said was meant for him and he and Tim got a pretty big kick out of it, considering the Mavericks were down 20 points at this point in the game.
Mejri swears the trash talk wasn't aimed at Pop, though:
my excitement in the game was not intentionally directed towards #Popovich,but I want to apologize for appearing disrespectful in any way.— Salah Mejri (@50Mejri) February 6, 2016
Whether it was intentional smack talk or just the heat of the moment, kudos to Salah for showing his respect for Coach Pop:
Salah Mejri: "He is one of the greatest coaches in the league, so I don’t think it’s a good idea to yell at him." https://t.co/f1AL8kHlV2— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 6, 2016