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The entire staff here at Project Spurs is a very tight-knit group and when one of our "family members" is hurting, it affects us all. Last week, Jason Rogers lost a very special person in his mother so we are dedicating this episode of the Spurscast and this entire week of posts at Project Spurs to the memory of Georganna Metz Rogers.
On this episode of the Spurscast. Jeff and I are back to bring you the latest San Antonio Spurs news. We start the show off by talking about the offer Tiago Splitter reportedly received from Euroleague powerhouse Unicaja Malaga. We discussed our concerns if Splitter does take the offer with the possibility of injury and missing yet another training camp.
After the break, we talk about our topic of the week. When the lockout is settled, will fans still support and embrace the NBA?
Jeff and I both agree that fans would still support the league if it is ended soon, but if an entire season is lost, fans will start looking elsewhere, like college basketball and start watching other sports, which could be detrimental to the league.
We close the show with a few rants and how we hope it all ends.
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As we reported here, Spanish team Unicaja Malaga has been interested in signing San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter for the duration of the NBA lockout and reportedly offered him a huge amount of money.According to solobasket.com, Splitter will sign with Unicaja for the duration of the NBA lockout.
Gradually, the movement has taken shape that has been brewing in recent weeks:...
If it weren't for the NBA lockout, the San Antonio Spurs would be hitting the hardwood and challenging for their fifth NBA title. However, that is not reality fans are living in and are left to exercise tremendous amounts of patience during this NBA lockout. But the on-going labor impasse has gotten to Tiago Splitter.Splitter recently took to Twitter to vent his frustrations...
• Former San Antonio Spurs guard Avery Johnson was in Corpus Christi, Texas as a guest speaker for the Heroes for Hearing, an annual fundraiser for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center.
• Spurs team doctor Paul Saenz was quite the popular guy at San Antonio's Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon fitness expo.
• Former Spurs player Robert Horry talks about his "Robert Horry...
As the players union gets set to discuss whether they'll accept the NBA's new offer of a 72-game season, two San Antonio Spurs players are already training together in hopes the extended lockout will soon be over.Last month, Spurs forward Tim Duncan brought in some of his current and former Spurs teammates to work out with him in San Antonio. Duncan also let some non-Spurs...
On this special episode of the Spurscast, Jeff and I talk about what exactly could come from the players rejecting the last deal and disbanding from the union.Aside from a very high possibility of the 2011-12 season being cancelled, we talk about the ripple effect, which probably means more San Antonio Spurs players will be heading overseas.We also talk about losing one of Tim Duncan...
Native Texan and current wide receiver for the University of Utah Dexter Ransom grew up playing basketball and a variety of other sports before making football his sport of choice.But growing up in Sanguin, Texas like most people in Texas, he was a huge San Antonio Spurs fan and like many young Texas boys, aspired to one day put on the silver and black uniform.
Like many boys in...
The on-going NBA lockout is going to be devestating on many people outside the arenas and lockerrooms.
It's a fact, NBA cities rely on revenue from NBA games. From restaurants, outside vendors, arena employees to bars, the longer the lockout rages on, more money will be lost which could mean an estimated loss of $90 million for the city of San Antonio without the San Antonio...
OK so the NBA lockout is going to last a "tad" longer and may axe the entire 2011-2012 NBA season but that doesn't mean we can't take a stroll down San Antonio Spurs memory lane.
Case in point, former Spurs guard Derek Anderson crushing former Seattle Supersonic Vin Baker on his way to the rim during his first season in San Antonio.
Check out this March 2001 video...
• Boston.com hopes the Boston Celtics can pull a page out of the San Antonio Spurs' play book and win an title with an aging core and in particular how a shortened season can help Boston like the lockout did for the 1999 Spurs.
• Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich chats with a participant at this past Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon in San Antonio.
• Is this Spurs'...
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker was on hand at the Paris Masters to present tennis legend Roger Federer the Paris Masters trophy after defeating Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final match.
From playing for ASVEL-Villeurbanne, starring in an European French fast-food commercial, and much more, it seems Parker isn't letting the NBA lockout keep him down.
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In a turn of events, San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter has decided to play for Spanish team Valencia (which also has Spurs draftee Nando De Colo on the roster) for the duration of the NBA lockout according to tubabasket.com.The report goes on to say Splitter and Valencia are in the final stages of negotiations and a deal could be finalized today.As for the reports he was on his...
Unicaja Malaga will not sign Tiago Splitter afer all.