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San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker are very, very good at winning basketball games. They are not particularly good at acting, though it may be because San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn't spend sufficient time addressing this very important subject.
So what do these H-E-B commercials need? A deadpan small forward whose smiled fewer times than Data, the percipient android second officer from Star Trek Next Generation? Well, sure, okay.
"Before the Spurs headed home from the NBA Finals in Miami on Friday, forward Kawhi Leonard signed a two-year contract to star in a series of commercial spots for H-E-B with the Big 3: Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Paker."
It's anyone's guess, but Leonard's absence of human emotion does open up several intriguing commercial possibilities.
Just for starters: Can he play tennis, using his hands instead of a racket? Is he a robot? Why is he shooting eye lasers at Parker? Oh my, please stop, Kawhi. No, not the ... Fruit punch.
That'll be a lotta fun, won't it?
Take a look at a couple of commercials starring the "Big 3" and then picture how Kawhi will fit in.
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Even though former San Antonio Spurs player Stephen Jackson is currently without a team, he has been working out to stay in shape for the upcoming NBA season. Jackson is confident that he will be playing this coming season and in a recent Instagram video, he has declared that he has gotten his love for the game back. Jackson’s departure from the Spurs this past season was...
San Antonio Spurs: Best and Worst Off-Season Moves
By Anthony Groves: Hoopstuff Writer…
Best: Signing Marco Belinelli
This is one of the most underrated moves of this off-season. Last season, he shot 39%, in an offense that struggled without their floor general, but he did shoot 36% from three, so he helped their floor spacing. Belinelli’s playing style is perfect for the Spurs’...
Not to take anything away from Project Spurs' very own Jesse Blanchard. Trust me, he is one great artist but this drawing of San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter ranks right up there in the "coolness" spectrum.
Check out this drawing of Splitter in a mixed Spurs-Team Brazil jersey. Though with no pupils in his eyes, he does look a bit spooky and souless.
The San Antonio Spurs signed Jeff Pendergraph, a scantly utilized 6-foot-9 power forward, at the behest of former Indiana Pacers assistant Jim Boylen. Pendergraph will net $3.58 million over the next two seasons, despite appearing in just 96 games through four seasons. (A torn right ACL undercut his entire 2010-11 season.)
Boylen worked closely with the bruising 26-year...
With one vacant spot remaining on the San Antonio Spurs' current roster, there are already many rumored candidates for the position such as Greg Oden, Deshaun Thomas, Antawn Jamison, and Mo Williams.
You can now add guard Bobby Brown to the rumored list as well as Marc Berman of the New York Post indicated Thursday.
San Antonio and Memphis are also interested in Brown...
The French national team got exhibition play underway with a 101-93 win over Finland as EuroBasket 2013 inches closer.
Three San Antonio Spurs players suited up for Team France including Boris Diaw, Tony Parker and Nando De Colo and all helped France to the win. However, it was Diaw who led the team to the tune of 14 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds in 26 minutes of play.
According to the French website Franceinfo.fr, San Antonio Spurs guard Nando De Colo was withheld from practicing with the French national team Thursday due to an undisclosed injury.
However, De Colo is still expected to play in France's first exhibition game on Friday against Finland.
While the first warm-up match at Eurobasket 2013 is scheduled on Friday, Nando De Colo...
Cory Joseph is in Toronto for the next two weeks attending the Team Canada Senior Men’s Basketball training camp as the team is set to play at the end of the month in the qualifiers for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Joseph was asked what he learned in his first NBA Finals experience.
“It was good, a great experience," said Joseph. "Obviously every possession...
Back in April, Stephen Jackson was waived by the San Antonio Spurs and is still currently looking for a NBA team to play with next season.
Recently, Jackson posted the below video to his Instagram account saying that he got his “love back” for the game of basketball after a workout:
Stephen Jackson image courtesy of Getty Images
The San Antonio Spurs have one roster spot left heading into next season and it possibly could be filled by center Greg Oden. There has been numerous reports linking the Spurs (among other teams) as possibly Oden's next stop in his NBA career.
Reports state the Pelicans and Heat are the frontrunners, however, the Spurs are still in the mix for the big man's services...
Former San Diego State Aztec and current San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was on hand at a recent San Diego Padre's game and had the honor of throwing out the first pitch.
Leonard played his college ball at San Diego from 2009-2011 before joining the Spurs. With his rise as one of the better players in the league and helping San Antonio reach its fifth NBA Finals apperance...
Brett Brown has emerged as the favorite to become the next head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
David Vanterpool, Michael Curry and Jay Larranaga are also considered viable candidates.
Josh Harris is expected to interview the finalists before the 76ers make a decision.
Brown also was reported as the likely replacement for Doug Collins on the night of the draft.
Brown is currently...