Ah, kids. They're wonderful for their ability to say exactly the wrong thing at exactly the wrong time. ESPN personality, Zach Lowe, was taping a podcast with an NBA coach when his daughter walked in. After being introduced, his daughter responded in a way that only a kid can get away with.
The little girl was insistent that she get to say hello to whoever her dad was on the phone with, so eventually Zach just gave in and told her to say hi to the coach. Her response?
"Hello, Mr. Poop."
Dad tweeted about the incident after he was done collecting himself ...
Scene from the Lowe house tonight: Interviewing NBA head coach, daughter barges in and demands to say hi to whoever… https://t.co/94DrXcas7x— Zach Lowe (@Zach Lowe) 1532042682.0
People loved it. Like, REALLY loved it. Some could totally relate.
@ZachLowe_NBA DO NOT EDIT THIS OUT!— Bato (@Bato) 1532042981.0
@ZachLowe_NBA Related: interviewing Eddie Sutton on speakerphone about 2002 or 03 and my toddler son barges in my o… https://t.co/RBnnfTuxJc— John E. Hoover (@John E. Hoover) 1532052380.0
@ZachLowe_NBA LEAVE IT IN— Fastbreak Breakfast (@Fastbreak Breakfast) 1532042709.0
@ZachLowe_NBA The original Mr. Poop approves. https://t.co/w0005OXlQU— Christos Suriano, Ph.D. (@Christos Suriano, Ph.D.) 1532043435.0
@ZachLowe_NBA Ultimate dad podcast levels— Meliano Barro (@Meliano Barro) 1532042994.0
@ZachLowe_NBA This is what twitter is meant for.— Logan Wilber (@Logan Wilber) 1532042961.0
@ZachLowe_NBA This could easily happen at my house.— Justus Cleveland (@Justus Cleveland) 1532056456.0
@ZachLowe_NBA She had that locked and loaded and she would not be denied. Respect.— David Crockett (@David Crockett) 1532052292.0
It didn't take long before people started trying to guess which coach she was talking to. Did she decide they were Mr. Poop based on their name? Maybe that could offer a clue. It's entirely possible that she just decided the caller was Mr. Poop because she's a kid and they're great at that sort of thing.
Twitter mystery solvers were on the case.
@ZachLowe_NBA Is it Ty Lue?— pistonboi3 (@pistonboi3) 1532043365.0
@TiWindisch @ZachLowe_NBA Poopovich— King Wheely Wheely Legs No Feely (@King Wheely Wheely Legs No Feely) 1532044773.0
@ZachLowe_NBA So we know it wasn’t Brad Stevens— Jon Krawczynski (@Jon Krawczynski) 1532043850.0
@ZachLowe_NBA Greg Poopovich or Brett Brown?— 40 & Dunking? (@40 & Dunking?) 1532043029.0
@ZachLowe_NBA Was it Dwane Casey? Seems very Casey-ish to me— Lior Kozai (@Lior Kozai) 1532042730.0
@ZachLowe_NBA Can you confirm Pop on the next Lowe post? Can't wait!— L.V.⚡ (@L.V.⚡) 1532042805.0
@ZachLowe_NBA If it was Larry Fedora it would make sense— Domo 👽 (@Domo 👽) 1532059359.0
@ZachLowe_NBA Lol all the people thinking it’s pop. I don’t think it is or he woulda said that.— PhoenixPhish (@PhoenixPhish) 1532113263.0
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was a clear front runner. The Poop/Pop jokes practically write themselves. But once the podcast was released, Zach could finally tell the world who the real Mr. Poop was ...
Drum roll please...
Now that today's story is out, I can reveal that "Mr. Poop" below was Rick Carlisle. I feel like he is the 2nd-most… https://t.co/4AmvY8mEcO— Zach Lowe (@Zach Lowe) 1532561816.0
May Mr. Poop live forever in NBA infamy.
@ZachLowe_NBA "Mr. Poop" is my fave off-season story, not gonna lie— Kerith Burke (@Kerith Burke) 1532619126.0
@ZachLowe_NBA Someone get Rick Carlisle a jersey with "Mr Poop" stitched on the back— Dabeanzfynest (@Dabeanzfynest) 1532565772.0
@ZachLowe_NBA Repeats to self: "Call him by his REAL name during visiting team intros... call him by his REAL name… https://t.co/d27UyNGhaX— Chuck Edwards (@Chuck Edwards) 1532652205.0
@ZachLowe_NBA Shared this story with my brother because I was about to do an interview with him and his 3-year-old… https://t.co/peGHyR1acT— Anthony Riccobono (@Anthony Riccobono) 1532574887.0
@ZachLowe_NBA He has a teenage daughter. He’s definitely been called worse. (Not to mention he coached Rondo.)— Tim MacMahon (@Tim MacMahon) 1532577408.0