Found June 08, 2012 on
Nando De Colo
Golden State Warriors
San Antonio Spurs
Today’s just a normal summer day here in San Antonio, but it could have been game seven of the Western Conference Finals at the AT&T Center. Instead it’s a gloomy cloudy day outside where the sun is battling through thick clouds and scattered showers to shine.
As far as sports in the city go, the quiet day is a resemblance of the state the San Antonio Spurs are in right now, out of the playoffs and questioning, wondering how in the world they let a championship that should have been theirs, slip away.
Our own Trevor Zickgraf and Jason Rogers wrote some excellent pieces on the tragedy of the game six loss. Zickgraf addressed some of the offseason complications the Spurs now face, and Rogers wrote about how San Antonio was destined to win the title, but they let a series where they had all control be taken away by a hungrier and younger group from Oklahoma City.
Now the question becomes, after everyone thought this Spurs team had no weaknesses, what areas do they need to addres...
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That. Is. Awesome. Well played, Tri-City Herald of Kennewick, Wash. Nothing much more to add here. Except to say, sorry, Sonics fans. You guys got totally jacked. 2008 may seem like a long time ago to most of us, but to those folks up in Washington who lived and breathed and supported the Seattle SuperSonics [...]
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Pop, famous for his...shall we say, brevity...has dropped another gem on us. With...
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