Jan 13, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich reacts to a referee's call during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

You may think the back-and-forth of childish insults between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un over who has the biggest nuclear button might be the surest sign of the impending apocalypse. But we may have a sign that surpasses it as a signal that the world is quickly coming to an end.

After the Spurs’ victory in Brooklyn over the Nets on Wednesday night, Popovich held forum with a group of reporters. And when he was asked a question by Kristian Winfield of SB Nation about working with his full lineup of players, Popovich paused to compliment the question. (He also got a dig in at the other reporters in the room, but we’re focusing on the positives here.)

Just phenomenal. I can’t think of anything more exciting as an NBA reporter than getting complimented by Gregg Popovich for asking a good question. Sideline reporters have lived in fear for years of approaching Popovich and getting icy cold stares or the classic one word response.

Perhaps Pop is showing us his softer side and trying to bring the world together as he’s been outspoken about the current state of society.

It does make you think about what’s next, though. Let’s go with Bill Belichick doing a one-man Broadway show about his life in coaching.