Gregg Popovich doesn’t like many things. He doesn’t like using the word “Happy” during basketball games. He doesn’t like that there is a 3-point line. And he doesn’t like the fact that food and drinks can be ordered court-side during games. Especially since Stephen Jackson was injured after running into a waitress taking an order for food and drinks court-side in New York.
“It’s maddening,” Popovich said of the incident in which Jackson lost his balance after running into a waitress during the first quarter of the Spurs-Knicks game. The waitress appeared to be taking an order from New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“It’s an accident waiting to happen.”
After what happened, I have no doubt the league has contacted teams to make sure everybody shores up their discipline in that area,” he said. “It’s obvious people shouldn’t be ordering beers or Cokes or hot dogs when the game is going on.”
Popovich has a legitimate point. But there’s no way the NBA will curb this practice.