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Deep in the heart of Texas people tend to overlook the San Antonio Spurs. This might not be happening right now since they are playing in the NBA Finals, but more often than not fans forget about how great the Spurs have been in the past two decades. David Robinson came to the team in 1989 and that draft pick proved to be a catalyst that started the Spurs winning ways. The team did have trouble advancing to the NBA Finals especially in their rivalry with the Houston Rockets. Hakeem Olajuwon and the rest of the Rockets were always a stumbling block for San Antonio. The 1996–97 season at first seemed to be dreadful as the team finished the year with a 20–62 record. Yet it was a blessing in disguise since they were able to win the NBA’s draft lottery. The Spurs used their pick to select Tim Duncan. Now Robinson had a wingman and the two had a great team around them to start making it to the top of the NBA mountain. 1999 was a shortened 50-game season and the Spurs earned an NBA best 37–13 record. The Spurs destroyed teams in the playoffs, rolling through the Western Conference with a record of 11–1. They even swept the Lakers in the Western Conference semifinal series and the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Finals. In the NBA Finals, they played against the New York Knicks. San Antonio beat New York to win their first NBA Championship. This was the start of the dynasty. The team has won five Conference Titles and four Championships starting in 1999. The team does not win with flash or make headlines off the court. The team may seem boring on the outside, but they are always in the mix to play in the NBA Finals. The Miami Heat are gaining the most attention in this year’s NBA Finals. There are a few headlines that the Spurs steal from the Heat. Articles on Manu Ginóbili’s slump or dramatic revival in Game 5 will pop up here and there. Posts on Tony Parker’s electric play will be sprinkled in as well. Most of the focus is on the Heat’s Big Three. There are discussions on whether or not the three will be playing next year together or whether or not LeBron James is being too aggressive in this series. The Heat could and can win these next two games in the Finals and win back to back NBA Championships. If the Heat win these next two games it would be amazing. If the Spurs win this would make five rings for Tim Duncan and head coach Gregg Popovich. Duncan would tie Kobe Bryant in NBA titles. Next time you are talking hoops with your friends ask them how many rings Duncan has. They will probably say two maybe three. That “maybe” is just another example of how San Antonio flies under the radar. I am guessing that Popovich and the team are happy with that. They could care less whether or not they are in the news or if the team is brought up in the conversation of the best NBA teams in league history. They are just winning. It will be tough few seasons after Duncan and GInobili leave the teams due to retirement, but I think Popovich will make sure that the team will be in NBA Finals contention as soon as possible. Just like before no one will notice their future success. If they win tonight or Thursday that might change, but history shows us that it will probably not be the case. Here is to the silent dynasty!  

NBA confirms Tim Duncan was illegally subbed in during Game 6

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Manu Ginobili had a nice game against the Miami Heat on Sunday night as his San Antonio Spurs took a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals. Ginobili scored 13 points in 30 minutes of play, but none of his baskets were as special as what Tim Duncan did for him at some point during the [...]

Video: Duncan puts Mario Chalmers on a poster

The San Antonio Spurs got Game 5 against the Miami Heat with a bang with a slam dunk by Tim Duncan on Mario Chalmers. Early in the first quarter, Duncan got free from Chris bosh, caught the pass and went right to the rim only to put Chalmers on a poster. Looks like TD will be sending royalty checks to Chalmers.

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Chris Bosh fined $5,000;Flopping needs to stop.

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