Any somewhat dedicated fan of the NBA will know the league's toughest task isn't trying to stop LeBron James on a fast break, it isn't trying to guard Kevin Durant 1 on 1, it's the in-game Gregg Popovich interview.  We've seen him shut down sideline reporters like Craig Sager and David Aldridge numerous times, but last night was a unique opportunity to see Charles Barkley take a swing at trying to get something out of Pop.

Maybe Pop was in a good mood after sticking it to David Stern and competing with a preseason squad last night.  Maybe he actually respects Charles Barkley.  Because the interview somehow goes exceedingly well for Barkley's first 2 questions.  Nevertheless, that's all Pop would allow as Barkley tries to ask an extra question and Pop swats him away like Dikembe Mutombo.  If only he could dismiss the commish so easily.

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