"I am completely turned off", Spurs ex-fan Cassandra Casanova, 65, told The Washington Post.
Another veteran Spurs fan interviewed by the paper said he was particularly peeved by Popovich's obstinance.
There's a lot of debate about whether Popovich's open disgust of things, like the media, is exhausted, but I'm still squarely on the side that it's highly entertaining.
The Athletic's Anthony Slater posted video of Popovich's response on Twitter.
"I don't think Kawhi has thought about that "oh I'm not going to be in San Antonio".
In March, Popovich questioned whether the Second Amendment is "useful" any longer, and said Trump "brings out the dark side of human beings" - criticisms that numerous Spurs faithful took personally. "No, I don't care about that, an article that anybody might write, except if you wrote one", Popovich joked. "This is something I have never had in my resume".
Fan Bob Mulherin said that while he watched the Spurs-Warriors game on Saturday, his wife and son (who were also San Antonio fans) did not.
Game 3 and 4 will be at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX.
The Kawhi Leonard injury saga has had a wide-ranging effect on the 2017-18 NBA season, as his inability/refusal to return from a right quadriceps injury has taken the San Antonio Spurs from potential NBA Finals contenders to a team that likely will get booted from the first round of the playoffs.