San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich expressed admiration for LeBron James, saying the Miami Heat superstar has gotten better at blocking out the noise that surrounds his shortcomings. Per the Miami Herald: “Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is always good for a quote about LeBron James, his favorite player in the league. Here’s what Pop said about James’ ongoing development. ‘He’s so good already,’ Popovich said. ‘We all know what his skills are. He’s a great passer, he can rebound, he can defend. But I think, if anything, he is maturing mentally in the sense that he is enjoying playing the game. He doesn’t listen to talking heads anymore — or a lot less than when he first came in the league.’”