Emmanuel Mudiay had regrets after trolling Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
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The Nuggets guard apologized for mimicking the official who ejected Pop from Thursday’s game. (Popovich called the official, Zach Zarba, a terrible referee.)
I apologize if I offended some but I didn’t mean no disrespect towards coach Pop, one of the Goat . I’m just trying to have fun.
Should Mudiay really have said he was sorry? He nailed the motion, after all, and Pop isn’t, um, universally loved, so plenty of folks were glad to see all of that happen.
They might not have been glad to see the Spurs, minus Pop, beat the Nuggets 118-104.
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