There are probably certain times during an NBA player's career when they know they have made it.
He can be named to the All-Star squad, asked to make a cameo on a movie, be featured in a commercial or see his face on a box of Wheaties and much more to verify he is a legit star in the NBA.
But then there's being mentioned in a cartoon when an animated rabbit professes her love for a particular player such as the case of San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili.
Sure, Manu may be spotlighted in San Antonio's HEB grocery commercials, been to the All-Star game, won three NBA titles, and adored by all of Argentina but nothing can compare to Looney Tunes character Lola Bunny professing her deep love for Ginobili at the four minute point of video below.
Though it’s a condensed season, I have the privilege of covering the San Antonio Spurs’ home games here at Project Spurs.
While attending home games, I began to notice themes game-by-game. One theme I’ve noticed is the chemistry between two former European players currently producing with the pick-and-roll on offense for the Spurs -- Tony Parker and Tiago Splitter.
While San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan may no longer be the centerpiece to the Spurs offense, he was able to play Captain Comeback tonight in leading the Spurs past the Rockets 99-91.
Duncan didn't act alone though, and If he was going to pair with anyone to dig the Spurs out of their first half rut, it would be a player he has won three NBA Championships with - Tony Parker...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan scored 19 points, Tony Parker had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs won their third in a row, beating the New Orleans Hornets 93-83 Thursday night.
A night after Duncan scored 25 in a win over Houston, it was somewhat surprising that he even played. Coach Gregg Popovich has vowed to limit the 35-year-old's minutes and playing the West's worst team...
Nearing the end of last night's game between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs, San Antonio had possession of the ball with a five point lead. As the Rockets pressed Tony Parker, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wanted a time-out but didn't get it right away. So, Popovich decided to jump up and down until he got one:(Courtesy of The Basketball Jones)
Because of general manager Sam Presti's ties to the San Antonio Spurs, the Oklahoma City Thunder have often been compared to the four-time NBA champs. But it's not just the media and the blogosphere that is making that comparison.
Darnell Mayberry, Thunder beat writer for the Oklahoman, tweeted recently that ESPN's JA Adande asked All-World forward Kevin Durant what...
The San Antonio Spurs (14-9) return to action tonight on the second night of a back-to-back after overcoming a Houston Rockets 18-point lead to win 99-91 after Tim Duncan’s 25 points and 31 minutes on Wednesday. Tonight will be the Spurs’ fourth game in five nights, and that could mean Duncan may not play any minutes tonight.
In their first meeting of the season...
Tim Duncan scored 25 points and Tony Parker added 24 to help the San Antonio Spurs rally for a 99-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. The Spurs (14-9), who trailed by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, have won two straight and improved to 11-1 at home. Gary Neal had 15 for San Antonio, which split the four-game season series with the Rockets (12-10),...
Tim Duncan scored 19 points, Tony Parker had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs won their third in a row, beating the New Orleans Hornets 93-83 Thursday night. A night after Duncan scored 25 in a win over Houston, it was somewhat surprising that he even played. Coach Gregg Popovich has vowed to limit the 35-year-old's minutes and playing the West's worst team seemed to invite a night off.
Tim Duncan scored 19 points, Tony Parker had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs won their third in a row, beating the New Orleans Hornets 93-83 Thursday night.
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