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Kings of the NBA:
My name is James, and I’m a fan. I grew up watching you as a kid, therefore giving you credit for truly turning me on to NBA basketball. It was you that had me outside on my seven foot rim, repeatedly throwing the ball off the backboard in an attempt to mimick your classic dunks. You made skinny guys look so cool back then. Honestly, between me and you, I was routing for you in the 2000 NBA dunk contest; and while your cousin won, you stole the heart of everyone in the arena. Those were your young days. The early 2000′s were filled with up and coming hip hop artist, and the strong merger of hip hop and NBA. You had a hand in taking the NBA to the streets. I personally got hooked to the fashion trend back then known as throw back jerseys. I looked so cool chilling with my buddies in my number 1 Orlando Magic Tracy Mcgrady jersey. You were the man at disney world; and when you paired with Grant Hill, we thought that you were on your way to the top. Then came the i...
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The San Antonio Spurs are efficient.
The San Antonio Spurs know how to get it done.
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Right now the Spurs are defying those who stated that they were old and on their way out of the door in the first round.
On Wednesday the Spurs took a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinals series with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Tony Parker had a big night in...
When the San Antonio Spurs were looking for a small forward, Tracy McGrady may not have been the first option. It's being reported the Spurs were looking at an Argentinian player to join Manu Ginobili in silver and black.
Andres Nocioni turned down an offer from the Spurs 15 days ago according to @Servitoria. Nocioni's agent confirmed he got an offer from NBA (@SportandoBasket...
The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers will resume their first round series tonight in San Antonio as the Spurs hope to take a 2-0 lead before heading to Los Angeles for Game 3. There is no doubt it will be a battle tonight and when the scene shifts to L.A., as the Lakers will be quite motivated to prove they can survive without Kobe Bryant.
But even if the Spurs advance...
The San Antonio Spurs' 102-91 win Wednesday night over the Los Angeles Lakers was the expected outcome, gave them a 2-0 lead in their opening-round playoff series and inched the Lakers closer to being put out of their misery.
It was also the latest showdown between two franchises competing for the right to be called the greatest of modern times and, if the Spurs gain steam,...
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker wasn't himself when he played against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon.
Parker has been a step slow since his ankle injury in the regular season and has not caught up to his former MVP-like play, especially with his 8-21 shooting. His counterpart, Steve Blake, got the better of him on the defensive end with steals and blocks which...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tony Parker had 28 points and seven assists and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102-91 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference first-round playoff series.
Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard had 16 points each, Manu Ginobili added 13 points and Matt Bonner had 10 for San Antonio.
Dwight Howard and Steve Blake had 16 points...
AT&T CENTER--Before the playoffs started, an hour before their last game of the regular season, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich intimated who the Spurs were over the last month of the regular season would not be the team that opened up a playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers.
In Game 1 the Spurs shook off a month's worth of rust and bandages, riding a dominant...
The San Antonio Spurs took a 2 game lead on the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Parker had a strong night, Duncan and Leonard had 16 a piece. Steve Blake and Dwight Howard led the Lakers with 16 points each.
How the Spurs won:
Tony Parker played a great game in which Steve Blake was all over him. Parker finished the game with 28 points, 7 assist and 4 rebounds, but it wasn’t...
There are some San Antonio Spurs who are playing extremely well and there are others who are struggling on the court, but Pau Gasol feels something from playing against the silver and black that some may not notice by just watching the game.
Gasol mentions during a media session that San Antonio have had a swagger to them when it comes to closing quarters. The Spurs have clamped...
The matchup of the game for Game 2 will be between San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker and Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Blake.
Tony Parker ended Game 1 with 18 points, but it wasn't a vintage Parker-like performance. He looked a step slow and still may be bothered by the ankle injury he suffered weeks ago and Steve Blake took full advantage of that. Parker shot 8-21 from...
The San Antonio Spurs probably won a game they shouldn't have in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers.
They dominated the Lakers while only shooting 37% (32-85) while the Lakers shot 41% (30-73). The biggest difference for the Spurs was the 3-point shooting with the silver and black outshooting the Lakers 31% (7-22) to 20% (3-15) and the bench production with the Spurs bench...
Top 5 Players
1. Tony Parker (Spurs)
2. Dwight Howard (Lakers)
3. Tim Duncan (Spurs)
4. Pau Gasol (Lakers)
5. Manu Ginobili (Spurs)
1. Steve Nash (Lakers)
2. Kawhi Leonard (Spurs)
3. Danny Green (Spurs)
Best scorer : Tony Parker (Spurs)
Best passer: Steve Nash (Lakers)
Best shooter: Danny Green (Spurs)
Best low-post scorer: Tim Duncan (Spurs)
Best rebounder: Dwight...
A weird thing happened in Game 1, the Lakers (0-1) had trouble making baskets instead of preventing the other team from scoring. Usually, it's the other way around.
What's even stranger is the scoring efficiency for both teams. The Lakers actually had a better percentage in shooting at 41.1% versus 37.6% for the San Antonio Spurs (1-0). Of course, the purple and gold...
For a team with an older core barely limping into the playoffs with a banged up roster, rest between playoff games is about the best thing you can ask for.
After a physical Game 1 on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Spurs’ elder statesmen were likely pleased to hear that their next game wouldn’t come until tonight, providing two full days of rest to heal their ailing...