Found October 26, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
"The Spurs are old." "The window is shut." These are common one-line excuses I’ve been hearing since I started blogging on the Spurs in 2004 of why the Spurs aren’t real title contenders amongst younger, ESPN headline-grabbing title favorites. Sure, the Spurs haven’t won a title since 2005, but before last year’s lockout-shortened 66 game-season, pundits wrote off the Spurs, saying the glory days were over and they couldn’t seriously contend in the playoffs and were headed for an early exit similar to the way they lost to the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round the year before. Then something none of them expected happened. With practically no training camp and a short season with back-to-backs and three games in three nights unfavorable to the “old” Spurs, a veteran squad infused with youth in key starting and role positions led the Spurs to a finish that tied them for the best record and two sweeps into the playoffs, the Spurs found themselves back in ...
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