Originally posted on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 4/24/12
SAN ANTONIO This should not have happened. The San Antonio Spurs should not be the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Not with a roster that is in full-on transition mode. Not with their best player taking quarters, halves, entire nights off not in that figurative "he's getting lazy" way either, but in that literal "he's sitting on the bench in his warmups" way. It should not be happening as Manu Ginobili's bald spot expands like the hole in the ozone layer. We are all doomed, or at least the Spurs should be. And yet they are not. The Spurs are the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, having surpassed that upstart bunch in Oklahoma City, the Thunder. But wait a minute was it not a mere year ago that the Thunder advanced to the Western Conference finals? And was it not that same year the Spurs lost in the first round to Memphis? And was this not all a sign that it was finally time for the old generation (Gen X) in the West to be washed out and replaced by the Millen...
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