Found June 05, 2013 on
The Sports Post:
Nando De Colo
San Antonio Spurs
Los Angeles Clippers
The Spurs are more than just a couple of superstars: they're a team. (Credit) I don’t believe in destiny, but I do believe in symmetry. Sports stories don’t just go away without resolution, especially not in basketball, a league driven by storylines more than any other. Every stolen MVP, every questionable coaching decision, every "WTF?!?!" trade, and every historically relevant debate has been settled on the court, and we’re about to see the ultimate example in this year's NBA Finals. You know where I stand on the Heat. I think they’re a one man team, I think they represent all that’s evil in basketball, and I think they’re one championship away from destroying the game. You also know how I feel about the Spurs. They’re a team in the truest sense, they do things the right way, and they’re one championship away from saving the game. If you’re to believe everything you’ve spent your life being told about the game of basketball, that defense wins championship, tha...
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Stephen Jackson is a sensitive soul, and just a year ago he admitted that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was the only coach in the NBA who could “handle” him. The 35-year-old “Captain Jack” is known for his clutch shots and rangy defense, but he has burned bridges throughout the league in his 13-year career.
Last season, Jackson seemed to have rediscovered the home he never should...
via fansided.com The two best teams in the NBA have reached the Finals, and now we are in for a treat, in what should be an epic championship series. While there’s no way this series will be lopsided, here’s my take on five reasons why the Spurs will cool down the Heat: 1. Tony Parker He’s the best point guard in the NBA and he’s the motor that keeps the Spurs going. San...
Back in March, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili became presumably the first NBA player to ever host an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit. Someone else may have done it before him, but I read that he was the first on a Spurs message board and this is a crash course on Internet laziness, so bingo bango – conclusions!As with all AMA sessions, Ginobili proved it was him...
A year ago, Tim Duncan went from being the third highest-paid player in basketball to the fourth highest-paid on his team.
No one particularly noticed, because everyone knew he would to re-sign in San Antonio, and yes, his 12 million per year represented a pay cut, but it was the Spurs, so of course.
In the Associated Press story about the new contract, though, one quote sticks...
Tracy McGrady has essentially been a legend since his days in high school when a windmill jam at the Adidas ABCD Camp, propelled him to sudden stardom.
He is a two-tine scoring champion and seven-time All-Star with enough credentials to cement a legacy. McGrady though, had never made it out the first round or played for a championship until now.
McGrady is now 34 years old and...
Hours away from drawing the toughest defensive assignment of his two-year career with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard wasn't feverishly taking mental notes of how to guard LeBron James.
The second-year pro was simply relaxing at home Monday night, watching Miami rout the Indiana Pacers 99-76 to set up a showdown with San Antonio in the NBA Finals. Seeing how Paul George...
NBA fans won’t forget the infamous November night when the San Antonio Spurs royally ticked off commissioner David Stern by sending their top three players home from a road trip the day of their huge, nationally-televised game at the Miami Heat. The game was appropriately hyped up by TNT because it featured two of the [...]
FOX Sports Southwest, the local television home of the Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs, will continue to follow the team in the NBA Finals with special one-hour SPURS LIVE postgame shows after every game in the championship series against the Miami Heat.
The series starts Thursday night in Miami. SPURS Live postgame shows will air on FOX Sports Southwest after ABCs...
NBA TV’s opening video montage for the 2013 NBA Finals is must watch TV. Titled ‘So Much More,’ the intro takes the viewer beyond just a matchup between two powerful teams and displays the longevity of the San Antonio Spurs vs. a potential dynasty in Miami before debating the future hall of famers on both teams. Best 6th man ever? Greatest power forward ever? Best player ever...
A position-by-position look at the matchups in the NBA finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs:
CENTER: Chris Bosh vs. Tim Duncan. Bosh had two strong games against the Spurs this season, averaging 20.5 points and 10.5 rebounds, and will focus more on that than his difficult Eastern Conference finals against Indiana, when he shot under 38 percent and averaged a measly...
The NBA Finals tips off Thursday, June 6 at 9:00 PM ET on ABC, featuring a red-hot San Antonio Spurs team and the NBA’s juggernaut Miami Heat, who have dominated the NBA over the course of the regular season with a league best 66-16 record. But while the Miami Heat are the defending champions as well as the team with LeBron James, who is the best player in the world, I will argue...
The old Big Three versus the new Big Three. The Spurs big three of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobli are three for three in NBA Finals. The Heat’s big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh are one for two and looking to repeat as champions. The Spurs are back in the Finals for the first time since 2007, and for the first team this group is facing the Eastern...
Check out this photo gallery and then vote: Which 2013 NBA Finals team has the hotter cheerleaders, the Miami Heat or San Antonio Spurs?