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The San Antonio Spurs have had a change of identity of sorts this season. They've had more controversies this season than any others put together during the Tim Duncan era.
They sent their main stars home for a nationally televised game and got fined, there was a photo that leaked with Tim Duncan and Tony Parker with a fake Joey Crawford, and most recently Stephen Jackson having some "words of advice" for Serge Ibaka that resulted in a fine.
Are we seeing a developing trend in attitude for San Antonio?
During Parker's French radio show, "The Tony Parker Show," (h/t MVPTexas.com's forum Spurs Report) TP took some questions and was asked about this subject. He jokingly responded to the controversies, "the Spurs want to become the new 'bad boys' like the Detroit Pistons."
Is he right that the Spurs are building a new identity of being less "soft" as they once were known during their championship years?
When the team had the likes of Robert Horry on the team, he was usually the only one with that mentality. Now that the Spurs have Jackson for a full season, it seems his tough attitude is rubbing off on the team.
This is going to be very interesting to see how the Spurs' identity evolves during the season. They're playing a quicker style than past years with tough attitudes and also playing better defense than last season.
They seem to be developing the best of both types of styles in the NBA.
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Of all the great things Tony Parker has accomplished throughout his career with the San Antonio Spurs, a triple-double was not one of them prior to Monday night’s win over the Houston Rockets. When a guard plays more than 11 seasons before picking up his first triple-double, the accomplishment calls for a celebration.
Following the game, Parker was treated to a custom desert at...
Hard to believe that for 11 years playing in the NBA, San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker recorded his first career triple-double last night in the Spurs' win over the Rockets. Parker finished with 27 points, 12 assists, and 12 rebounds en route to a Spurs win.
Who would have thought that after three NBA titles, All-Star appearances, and countless playoff games that TP would...
The matchup of tonight's game will be between Tony Parker and Damian Lillard when the San Antonio Spurs visit the Portland Trailblzazers.
Parker is coming off a heartbreaking loss against the Utah Jazz last night while Lillard is hoping to be healthy after tweaking his right ankle on Monday night. Lillard is averaging 18.4ppg and shooting 42% from the field while Parker is...
Tony Parker's celebration of his first triple double (27 points, 12 assists, 12 rebounds against the Houston Rockets) didn't end on the court or locker room on Monday night. Long time friend and native countryman Boris Diaw tweeted a picture congratuling his friend with a delicious looking gift.
Congratulations to my boy @tp9network for his first triple double.
Nearly two weeks ago, the San Antonio Spurs were fined by the NBA for resting their stars.
Now, they own the best record in the league behind a red-hot Tony Parker.
Parker looks to build on his first career triple-double as the visiting Spurs try for a season-high sixth straight win and to continue their dominance of the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
San Antonio (18-4) has won...
The San Antonio Spurs have always been thought of as that grind-it-out team. That team that methodically breaks down defenses with its passing and low post play. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have long been able to slither their way through defenses and Duncan was just a point guard in a post's body with the way he could break down defenses with his post moves and the pass. ...
The San Antonio Spurs survived a shootout of the highest order Monday night, beating the Houston Rockets 134-126 in overtime. With James Harden out with a sprained ankle, the key match up of the game was shaping up to be Tony Parker and Jeremy Lin. They did not disappoint. Parker finished with 27 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds, his first career triple double. Lin had...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rookie point guard Damian Lillard outdueled All-Star Tony Parker, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off a late San Antonio Spurs surge to win 98-90 Thursday night at the Rose Garden. Lillard collected season highs in points (29) and rebounds (seven), and he had six assists. The 6-foot-3 Weber State product shot 11-for-22 from the field and 5-for-5 from the...
Tim Duncan didn't make the All-Star team for the first time in his career last season and he wasn't too disappointed either.
Instead of being disappointed at the fans and coaches not having him on the West roster, he got to spend All-Star weekend with his family. Duncan told Mike Monroe from MySA.com that he:
“I enjoyed it tremendously....I will not be campaigning...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rookie point guard Damian Lillard outdueled All-Star Tony Parker, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off a late San Antonio Spurs surge to win 98-90 Thursday night at the Rose Garden. Lillard collected season highs in points (29) and rebounds (seven), and he had six assists. The Trail Blazers (10-12) handed the Spurs (18-6) their second loss in as many nights...
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The Spurs have not been a defensive-minded team for a few years now. Gregg Popovich has successfully turned his team from a defensive, half-court team to one that gets up the floor and can score in a variety of ways -- using the 3-pointer as much as the hedged...
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To be honest, it's been awhile since we've posted a Tim Duncan dunk on this fair website but you need to check out this dunk he had during Thursday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Watch as the big fundamental throws it down on Trail Blazer forward Nicolas Batum:
The matchup of the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City will be between forward Tim Duncan and center Al Jefferson.
These two players play different positions but, as Spurs fans know, Duncan plays both big man roles depending on who is on the floor with him and opposing teams usually mix and match their big men against him.
This matchup is going...
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard went hard last night and dropped 29 points in their 98-90 victory over the Spurs. Old man Tim Duncan had the highlight of the night though. Early in the game Tony Parker found Duncan on a classic pick and roll and Duncan finished with a huge dunk over Nicolas Batum. Check out the jam below.
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