Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/25/12
At what point to the San Antonio Spurs finally move on, close the window and begin life post-Three Amigos? It's going to happen eventually. Just not this season. The Spurs, for those who have forgotten, have forged the best regular-season record in the Western Conference the last two years. Though that doesn't guarantee anything in the playoffs, obviously, it does indicate that San Antonio belongs in that precious group of teams capable of winning the whole thing. It's going on six years since the Spurs claimed their last of four titles in the Duncan-Popovich Era. Six years is an eternity in pro sports, and it would be foolish to think that the Spurs of now are just as qualified as the Spurs of then to be the last team standing in June. Dismissing their chances is just as foolish. Defending conference champ Oklahoma City Thunder and the rebooted Los Angeles Lakers are the class of the West by most accounts, leaving the Spurs as a second thought in the Larry O'Brien chase. But ...
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