Found May 24, 2012 on Project Spurs:

With just a few more days until Game 1 of the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder Western Conference Finals, Oklahoma news station KSBI invited Project Spurs' Michael De Leon to discuss the series.

Mike gave his thoughts on the series and spoke on Tony Parker's play versus the Thunder, his prediction on the series, and much more including his defense of Project Spurs' own Trevor Zickgraf's statement that Russell Westbrook isn't a good perimeter defender.

Check out Mike at the 22:30 point of the video below.


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USA men open against France in hoops

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Parker gives Westbrook fair warning

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Parker, France set to open Olympic games vs. Team USA

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Parker being Parker when commenting on Westbrook

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Parker Plans To Attack Westbrook

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Westbrook’s incredible shot : Bryant’s Reverse Dunk

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Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook want Scott Brooks to keep quiet about turnovers

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Western Conference Finals Schedule

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No games to be viewed outside OKC’s arena, anymore

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