One of the reasons NBA players sometimes don’t like the media is because reporters ask dumb questions from time to time.
When an NBA player hears a stupid question, their reactions are usually priceless.
Back when he was playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Paul couldn’t believe a reporter asked him if the team was going to win Game 6 of their NBA playoff series on the road to force a Game 7 at home.
During the Big Three era, Miami Heat superstars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh played in four NBA Finals, winning two and losing two.
The media expected the Heat to go 4-0 in the Finals since Miami had three of the best players in the NBA, so when they didn’t meet expectations, James and Wade sometimes got some foolish questions from the media.
During the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, James and Wade couldn’t help but laugh at reporter Bobby Ramos’ question.
One of the most polarizing players in the NBA, Kyrie Irving has had his fair share of back and forths with the media.
When he was playing on the Cleveland Cavaliers, a reporter asked Irving what type of father figure James was on him and the rest of his teammates.
What happened next is one of Irving’s funniest moments in the NBA.
One of the reasons Golden State Warriors fans love Draymond Green is because he never minces words and always speaks his mind.
Green is also never afraid to call out NBA reporters if they are asking useless and dumb questions.
When the Warriors and Houston Rockets were playing in the NBA Playoffs and the city of Houston had just gone through a tragic flood, Green went off on a reporter who kept asking him about the floods.
Why the reporter felt the need to bring up the floods and how it pertained to the Warriors is beyond us.
During the 2017 NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavs, Golden State superstar point guard Stephen Curry kept getting asked by reporters about why he was squatting on the court.
It all started after reports surfaced that Cavs players were “highly agitated” after Curry squatted following Kevin Durant’s go-ahead three-pointer in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, as Cavs players thought Curry was being disrespectful to the team and court.
When Curry was asked about the squatting too many times, the two-time NBA MVP and Durant reacted to it.
Arguably the most entertaining media interview in NBA history, Russell Westbrook couldn’t believe a reporters’ question to him after the Oklahoma City Thunder lost a game to the Utah Jazz.
This is one of the best moments in sports history. Westbrook’s hilarious response turned into a meme that is still used today.
Westbrook had an NSFW response to the question by NBA reporters and his facial expression turned into countless GIFS.
The former MVP also ended his session with the media right after.
After the Cavs lost Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals to the Warriors despite getting 51 points from James, NBA reporters kept asking a pissed off James what happened during the J.R. Smith incident.
One ESPN reporter really got under the skin of James, who couldn’t understand why the media member kept asking what his “version” of the J.R. play was.
James eventually walked out of his media session and famously told NBA reporters to be better.
If you thought the Westbrook “what” video was funny, wait until you see the next NBA media highlight we have for you.
During the 2016-17 NBA season, Westbrook had a tense relationship with Durant after KD left the Thunder for the Warriors. On Dec. 25, 2016, the Cavs–behind an Irving game-winner–defeated Durant and the Warriors in Cleveland.
The Thunder played on Christmas as well that year. Westbrook, during his pregame routine, yelled “thank you Jamie” as he ran off the court, but some people thought he said “thank you Kyrie.”
When Westbrook was asked about it with reporters, he went off, again.
The late great Kobe Bryant never had time for dumb questions from NBA reporters, especially after a loss.
When the Los Angeles Lakers lost Game 1 to the Thunder in their 2012 playoff series, Bryant was asked a rather dense question of whether the Lakers could guard OKC.
In typical Bryant fashion, Kobe answered the mindless question with a mindless answer.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is by far the most entertaining coach to interview after games because he has no time at all for dull-witted questions.
One Popovich interview that really stands out to us is when a reporter asked the legendary coach to explain how a series between the Spurs and Thunder could feature so many blowout games.
Pop, after staring at the reporter, had a great reaction.