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Here's Gregg Popovich getting blindsided in the back of the head by a half-court shot

By Extra Mustard
February 01, 2015

With seconds remaining in the first half of Saturday's NBA matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs, Boris Diaw launched a half-court prayer than didn't even draw backboard, let alone iron.

The shot did, however, draw a large portion of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's upper back/lower head.

Perhaps dismayed by his team's 14-point half time deficit, Pops took an early exit into the tunnel as time in the second quarter was expiring. With his back turned, he didn't see the impending Diaw lob. The strike appeared painful, as if it made a large 'thud' sound. Popovich appeared to be fine, and continued walking right into the locker room. 

(h/t Kram for the Vine)

The Clippers beat San Antonio 105-85.

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