Mavericks News: Mejri denies trash talking with Popovich, Duncan

Mavericks News: Mejri denies trash talking with Popovich, Duncan

Dallas Mavericks rookie, Salah Mejri went viral after their game against the Spurs by trash talking head coach Greg Popovich which was laughed at by Tim Duncan.

The Spurs – who were having a blowout of 20 points – were caught by Mejri as the rookie exploded with the dunk and looks at Greg Popovich.

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The video went viral as a laughable situation where in Mejri seemed to be crazy for doing so while the Mavericks were down by 20.

The reaction seemed to trigger social media attention with Mejri getting a lot of tweets and accusing him for being stupid and disrespectful to the 5-time champion coach.

Upon asking Mejiri, he denies that he was taunting the Popovich.

“He was in my vision, but I did not yell at him,” said Mejri as reported by ESPN’s Tom MacMahon

“He is one of the greatest coaches in the league, so I don’t think it’s a good idea to yell at him. I never did that in my life.”

Mejri was just ecstatic about the dunk that he made and nothing more.

“I did not yell at their bench. I had no problem with nobody, but I was excited about the dunk. You can ask their coach if I said something bad, but I did not.”

Greg Popovich was also present to answer his side of the story. Once asked on what he heard coming out from Mejri’s mouth… he had a simple – yet sacrastic – response.

“I have no idea,” Popovich said. “It was pretty funny, though.”

The Dallas Mavericks were defeated convincingly by the San Antonio Spurs, 116-90, with Kawahi Leonard leading the way with 23 points followed by LaMarcus Aldridge contributing 14 points to go with 10 boards. On a losing effort, the Mavericks had a steady contribution from future hall-of-famer Dirk Nowitzki with 10 points and 8 rebounds.

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