There was defiance in Tony Parker's tone, about 15 minutes after his San Antonio Spurs had lost a gut-wrenching, classic finals series to the Miami Heat.
Parker sat in his chair and was asked if he had given any thought to the possibility that the Spurs as he knew them - the Timmy-Tony-Manu-Pop Spurs that had been together for so long - may have just made their last run.
Parker has heard those questions for years now, but in the wake of coming within a fingertip of the franchise's fifth championship, it seemed to burn him a little more this time.
''I can't believe you're asking that question,'' Parker snapped. ''It's been five, six years you saying we're too old, so I'm not going to answer that.''
But in a way, he did.
Four months after that monumentally disappointing loss to the Heat, here they all are again. Manu Ginobili re-signed for two years and $14.5 million to keep the core together and chase another title.
''I'm so excited to start with the Spurs and try to win a cham...