Gregg Popovich Takes Hilarious Shot At NBA's Proliferation Of 3-Point Shooting

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovic has never been one to hold back his feelings or opinions. Or his sarcasm. Pop has gone on a hilarious rant, trashing the ever-increasing dependency in the NBA on the 3-point shot. 

"I've said before I'm just hoping that the league ends up with a 4-point shot or a 5-point shot so we can make it a real circus. It'll be a different sport. It won't even be basketball, it'd just be a bunch of crap."

Now in his 27th season as the Spurs head coach, Pop has certainly seen it all. With 5 NBA championships, three Coach of the Year awards, and the most coaching wins in history, he knows a thing or two about what constitutes winning basketball. 

He talked about the difficulty of defending against the almighty 'three', and how it has simply taken over the game. 

"It's much more difficult to play defense these days with so many people that can shoot threes. The quantity is massive and they come pretty quickly so people are going to score, that's just the way it is."

When the 3-point shot was first instituted in the 1979-80 season, it was an anomaly. Five years in, 1984, teams were only taking 2.4 three-point shots a game. This season, the average team takes 33 shots a game from beyond the arc. And the Golden State Warriors shoot 43 of them a game. 

Pop's Spurs, by the way, are 22nd in the league, taking 31.7 treys per contest. 

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