Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 7/21/13
The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder will likely always be rivals as long as both clubs remain atop the Western Conference. The Spurs and Thunder have always jockeyed for position at the top of the conference. Aside from that, losing to the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals two years ago kept the Spurs motivated throughout the season, and it provides enough fuel to keep the rivalry going. However, for Spurs guard Tony Parker and Thunder defensive ace Thabo Sefolosha, they remain close friends through the rivalry, even if Sefolosha’s lockdown defense against his chum was key in turning a 2-0 series lead for the Spurs into four straight wins for the Thunder and a trip to the NBA Finals. “With Thabo we share our journey and our ambitions. Since he was drafted ­we met and we always stayed in contact. With some Americans, friendship is feigned. Not with him.,” Parker said in an interview with French site 20min.ch. It likely helps that Sefolosha speaks ...
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