Found June 13, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
Sebastien De La Cruz became famous last year because of his impressive performances on America's Got Talent. The 11-year-old mariachi singer was back in the headlines this week, not because of his outstanding rendition of the national anthem before Game 3 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio, but because of the slew of hateful and racist tweets that the young Spurs fan had to endure after his performance. De La Cruz believed it was because of what he was wearing that some very hateful people filled up his Twitter feed. "I think the people were talking bad because of what I was wearing and it's not my fault." De La Cruz told KTRK in Houston. "It's what I love and I'm just proud to be a mariachi singer." Former Hootie and the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker was scheduled to sing before Game 3, but could not make it at the last minute. So the Spurs asked De La Cruz to step in. The Spurs fan was just doing his part for his team ... yet was subject to ...

Metta World Peace creates Gregg Popovich hashtag on Twitter

Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we noted Lakers forward classic hamburger tweets from game one and game two of the 2013 NBA Finals. This time around, Metta decided to create a special hashtag for San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich called “#Popovichissosmart” and clearly, it’s the best hashtag that we here at That NBA Lottery Pick have seen in a long time. Below...

Coach Popovich reveals Spurs’ biggest weakness

With their NBA Finals series tied at 2-2, the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat decided to give their players an off-day with a two-day layoff before Game 5 on Sunday. Instead of meeting with the media in person, San Antonio Spurs head Coach Gregg Popovich and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra decided to field questions Friday via conference calls. Popovich, whose in person interviews...

Video: San Antonio Spurs set NBA Finals 3-point record in Game 3

The San Antonio Spurs responded to their Game 2 beatdown by distributing one of their own in Game 3. During the  second half of Game 3, the Miami Heat were lifeless as they watched the Spurs set an NBA Finals record for 3-point buckets with 16. The 113-77 thrashing was spearheaded by big nights from both Danny Green and Gary Neal. Green chalked up with 27 points while Neal contributed...

Gregg Popovich Continues To Give The Best Interviews

You have to give it to Doris Burke for going right into the lion’s den time after time. The latest was Game 3 of the NBA FInals and her subject was once again the always loquacious Gregg Popovich. [Bleacher Report] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Gregg Popovich: American Players Don’t Work As Hard As Foreign Players

The San Antonio Spurs may be one of,  if not the most successful franchise in all of the NBA.  They also boast the largest collection of foreign based talent in the NBA. Tim Duncan (U.S. Islands),Tony Parker (France), Manu Ginobili (Argentina),Tiago Splitter (Brazil), Boris Diaw (France), Cory Joseph (Canada), Nando De Colo (France), Patty Mills (Australia) and Aron...

Video: Doris Burke conquers Gregg Popovich

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Gregg Popovich rips reporter who asks if he will ‘mail in’ Game 4 to rest Tony Parker

The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat are set to square off for Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, and Tony Parker’s status remains in question. An MRI revealed earlier this week that Parker suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain during Game 3, and he has been listed as day-to-day. Fortunately for [...]

Encore! NBA crowd roars for 11-year-old mariachi

An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance Thursday night. Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer, was congratulated by San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra at midcourt afterward. His second act followed an outpouring...

Tony Parker Says His Hamstring Can Tear At Anytime

Many pundits and experts felt the Spurs and Gregg Popovich should have held Tony Parker out of game 4 after he strained his hamstring in a game three blowout over the Heat in the Finals. Parker struggled somewhat, and went scoreless during the second half.  Now according to Word On The Game, via J, A. Adande, Parker admitted that his “hamstring could tear at any time.” Parker...
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