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Gregg Popovich cares more about championship rings than 'superteams'

NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The conversation surrounding NBA superteams has become a lot more prevalent ever since Kevin Durant decided to join the Warriors. It’s a label that comes with an expectation that a team with so much talent is going to dominate a season. But consequently, it’ll also come with a lot of scrutiny while that superteam exists, something that Bay Area News Group’s Marcus Thompson writes about in his article on Draymond Green and the Warriors, days after Green was arrested for assault.

As Thompson points out, there are few teams to compare the 2016-17 Warriors to — even the Spurs never got that label. Gregg Popovich was asked if not having his team labeled as a “superteam” bothered him, and of course he said no:

LeBron James’ Miami Heat squad is the only team that will be in the ballpark. San Antonio had three Hall of Famers and never got labeled a super team. Not that their Hall of Fame-bound coach minds.

“Naaaah,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, an assistant coach for Team USA, said with a coy smile. “I just count the championships.”

And while Pop’s partly joking, he also literally counted his championships in 2014.

Somehow, Popovich knows how to transform a joke into a trash-talk-and-brag hybrid.

(h/t CBS Sports)