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San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are definitely one of the most exciting and
talked-about teams heading into the regular season. Why wouldn’t they be after the offseason they
just had? First, Tim Duncan demanded a trade.
Then Manu Ginobili showed up with hair plugs disguising his famous bald
spot. After that, Gregg Popovich
announced his intentions to walk away from the NBA after this season to record
a rap album with former Spur Stephen Jackson.
To top it all off, All-Star point guard Tony Parker turned into a
50-foot tall croissant and terrorized downtown San Antonio for two hours before
a building fell on top of him, crushing him to death.
OK, so none of that actually happened. And maybe the Spurs
aren’t among the most talked-about teams in the NBA. Not even after they were one half of probably
the most entertaining Finals matchup ever.
You see, the fact is that First
Take doesn’t spend much time discussing “headlines” like “Spurs players
report to camp in great shape”, or “n...
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San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan is a physical specimen.
At age 37, one would think he would be a shell of his former self but he is still one of the premier big men in the NBA and is still producing at a high level for San Antonio. Last season, he averaged 17 points and 9.9 rebounds and helped guide the Spurs to their fifth NBA Finals appearance.
But before his impressive...
After signing a training camp deal, it seems the Sam Young era in San Antonio is over.
According to a report, the San Antonio Spurs have waived Young.
Hearing the Spurs have released Sam Young.
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) October 10, 2013
Young did not impress during the team's first preseason game versus CSKA Moscow. He finished with zero points...
To say the newest member of the San Antonio Spurs - Marco Belinelli - is happy to be wearing silver and black would be an understatement. After a recent team practice, Belinelli made it very clear that playing for the Spurs is a dream come true.
Oh and it is also a dream come true to be playing with Manu Ginobili.
Check out Marco speaking about playing with San Antonio, teaming...
Manu Ginobili had 14 points, five rebounds and four steals and Patty Mills added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs opened their preseason by escaping with a 95-93 overtime victory against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night.
In their first game together since losses to the Miami Heat in Games 6 and 7 of the NBA Finals, San Antonio's starters played for 2 1-2 quarters against the...
Cory Joseph has not received word yet on the fourth-year team option of his contract and is approaching his third season with the San Antonio Spurs with a sense of urgency.
“They haven't told me if a fourth year is for sure yet, so obviously you've got to look at it as your last season right now,” Joseph said Monday. “I'm going to be playing hard and playing...
San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner may have a rep as someone who is ahem parsimonious with his NBA millions – notoriously both eating Subway and riding the subway while a member of the Toronto Raptors years ago – but some would argue that Bonner is being more sensible than anything.
Case in point – after Bonner’s 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix recently bit the dust and with...
AT&T Center - It was a reunion for CSKA Moscow's head coach Ettore Messina and San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili in the Spurs first preseason game. Messina coached Ginobili when he played in Italy with Bologna from 2000-02 and as Manu says, Messina made him the player he is today.
Fast forward to today and it seems the student has now become the teacher.
No this isn't going to get San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter in trouble with the NCAA like Johnny Manziel.
Splitter did some autographing of a whole lot of basketball trading cards and released the following picture.
Acabei de assinar meus cards da @PaniniAmerica ! #panini #cards #signed pic.twitter.com/aufxXKVyci
— Tiago Splitter (@tiagosplitter) October...
It's been an up-and-down summer for San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker.
From seeing an NBA title slip through the Spurs' fingers to capturing a EuroBasket title for Team France (while being named EuroBasket Finals MVP), Parker has had a whirlwind of a summer and now a new NBA season is upon him and San Antonio and he is ready to go.
In an interview with News 4 San...
AT&T Center – By the end of the third quarter on Wednesday in the San Antonio Spurs’ first preseason game of the 2013-14 season, it looked like they were on their way to an easy victory leading by 15 points at one point.
Then the fourth quarter happened where the Spurs were outscored 23-8 by Russian club CSKA Moscow as San Antonio had to force overtime, where they were...
AT&T Center - San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich can barely handle Manu Ginobili, the eccentric backup shooting guard that habitually unfurls high-risk passes in traffic, and utilizes a step back to generate space for a very, very difficult shot. These, um, decisions don't always end so well.
He can only take so much. Enter Marco Belinelli, the 27-year-old...
Previously on TNLP, we featured a story about Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert getting buff after working out with San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan.
For those of you wondering if Tim charged Roy any sort of price to work out with him, it appears that Duncan didn’t charge Roy anything to do so according to New York Daily News Frank Isola:
Roy Hibbert went to Texas this summer...
When San Antonio Spurs fans think of Robert Horry's biggest shot, the game winner against the Detroit Pistons in the 2005 NBA Finals may come to mind. You can say the same thing about Los Angeles Lakers fans and how they might think his biggest shot was against the Sacramento Kings in the 2001 playoffs.
However, in Horry's opinion, neither of those big shots are...
The Spurs outlasted CSKA Moscow 95-93 Wednesday.
The Moscow team is lead by legendary head coach Ettore Messina, who spent one season as the Lakers assistant. That was the closes thing the NBA has ever seen to a foreign coach.
We see tons of foreign players in the association but why not coaches?
Popovich believes they can adapt just as their players have.
“A lot of guys could...
Tracy McGrady, who officially announced his retirement from the NBA in August, will be honored by the Orlando Magic on Nov. 1 during their home opener against the New Orleans Pelicans.
In addition to being recognized during a center court ceremony, McGrady will serve as a color commentator during a portion of the FOX Sports Florida television broadcast.
McGrady played four seasons...