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Richard Jefferson: Tim Duncan was better than Kobe Bryant

Yet another player chiming to support Big Fun. Former Spurs player, Richard Jefferson, confirmed something we all knew on the Pardon My Take podcast. Jefferson was asked who had the better career: Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan. Let’s just say that RJ wasn’t shy about his answer. Jefferson was Duncan’s teammate from 2009-11, so he knows the real Duncan. He knows that Tim was a...
Via Pounding the Rock
9 hours ago

Eras of Tim Duncan: Rise of the Big Three

In the mid 2000s, the Spurs pivoted from a one-man show to ensemble, with Duncan remaining dominant while making room for two other All-Stars to produce. Three is greater than one, and the Spurs, for all their success while prime Tim Duncan was their sole fulcrum, took another step forward with the ascent of Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. It took a few years, sure—Parker had...
Via Pounding the Rock
12 hours ago

Submit your questions for PtR mailbag #4

J.R. Wilco has returned home to Texas and will be answering your questions this weekend. I’m back from my vacation and ready to get back to answering your questions. My son and I had a great time watching the eclipse in Oregon, and the first Spurs’ preseason game is just 10 days away — hopefully they’ll all be broadcast so we can see all the new guys in action before they...
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1 day ago

Clippers hire Bruce Bowen as TV analyst

Bruce Bowen is taking his broadcasting talents to the City of Angels. According to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, the LA Clippers have hired Bowen as a television game analyst. He replaces Michael Smith, who had worked as the team’s TV color commentator for 19 years. The 46-year-old Bowen, who played 13 seasons in the NBA, winning three championships, and earning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duncan’s relief effort completes first wave in U.S. Virgin Islands

NBA legend Tim Duncan is doing tremendous work in the U.S. Virgin Islands to help the area recover from Hurricane Irma.After the massive storm barreled through the place Duncan was born and raised, the former San Antonio Spurs star contributed to The Players’ Tribune with a heartfelt article, Don’t Forget About the Islands.In the piece, he promised to match the first $1 million...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol, Spain finish with Bronze Medal at Eurobasket 2017

San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol and the Spanish National team finished with the Bronze Medal at the 2017 Eurobasket tournament, after Spain defeated Russia 93-85 Sunday. Both Pau and his brother Marc of the Memphis Grizzlies were too much for Russia, as the siblings combined for 51 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and four blocks. Pau finished individually as the leading scorer...
Via Project Spurs
6 days ago

How are the San Antonio Spurs consistently good?

Every year, it’s the same story. The San Antonio Spurs always find success, regardless of which key players they lose. Even in a post Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker era, the Spurs still continue to make the playoffs and contend for championships. Most of the credit can be given to head coach Gregg Popovich and general manager R.C. Buford. They are exceptional at finding...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan donates $250K to help Virgin Islands, pledges to match up to $1 million

Tim Duncan was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and grew up there before becoming an NBA star. Hurricane Irma did a ton of damage to his native home, and he’s working to help the relief effort as Hurricane Jose bears down on the islands right in Irma’s wake. In a short essay in The Players’ Tribune Friday evening, Duncan revealed he’s personally donated $250,000 to the relief...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Some creative options for the San Antonio Spurs to move LaMarcus Aldridge

There has been a lot of Twitter hype surrounding the upcoming release of NBA 2K18, the latest edition in the franchise that perennially dominates the sports video gaming world (that’s right Madden fans, I said it). In particular, a lot of this noise focuses on the player ratings that have been rolling out lately. Guys are upset about their ratings, they think they’re getting...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

What makes Kawhi Leonard the fourth best player in the NBA?

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: Here is the list of Defensive Player of the Year winners who averaged 20 points and made at least one three-pointer per game in the same season:Kawhi...
Via The Sports Post
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the trade that changed San Antonio Spurs history

The San Antonio Spurs have been historically successful because of their ability to find the right players who fit into their system. Every move they make seems quiet and uninteresting on the surface, but ends up paying off immensely. An example of this would be when they acquired Kawhi Leonard. On draft night in 2011, the Spurs traded backup point guard George Hill for an unproven...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Manu Ginobili re-signs with Spurs for two years

We knew Manu Ginobili was going to play at least one more season in the NBA. He announced that intention earlier in the summer. But until Thursday, it was not guaranteed that it would be with the San Antonio Spurs.We can now put that to rest.According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, the Spurs have re-signed the long-time guard to a two-year, $5 million contract.Ginobili, 40,...
Via Sportsnaut
August 24, 2017  |  Discuss

This is what makes Damian Lillard the 15th best player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: There’s the obvious: he just scored a fairly efficient 27 points per game. That’s pretty rare. Having a player like that virtually guarantees a playoff...
Via The Sports Post
August 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Penny Hardaway: Kawhi Leonard is not a superstar

Everybody has their own definition of what constitutes a superstar, and apparently Kawhi Leonard does not fit Penny Hardaway’s.In an appearance Monday on SiriusXM’s “Bottomline,” the retired NBA great said he doesn’t consider Leonard a superstar, citing his reserved demeanor but crediting the San Antonio Spurs forward for being “a good player.” At the age of 26, Leonard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Seven teams poised to challenge for the Premier League title

A year after Leicester City surprised everyone with a shocking championship run in the Premier League, the order of the high-powered teams was restored. Chelsea took the crown last season, book-ending Leicester City’s improbable title with two championships in the past three years. Can they repeat as champs? Or will familiar faces like Manchester City or Manchester United claim...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/28: Cooperstown here we come

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.  Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while reminiscing about all the good times we've had watching the 2017 Hall of Fame class. (Well, except for one of you.) Happy birthday today to Zach Parise, Manu Ginobili, Garth Snow, Bruce Wilkerson and Bill Bradley...
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July 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Why LaMarcus Aldridge is the 37th best player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: Let’s get something straight. LaMarcus Aldridge is no worse a scorer today than he was when he left Portland. His numbers are lower for a very simple...
Via The Sports Post
July 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/19: The shadow of the trade deadline begins to fall over baseball

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while trying not to get our hopes up over Pirate wins ahead of the trade deadline.Happy birthday today to LaMarcus Aldridge, Adam Morrison, Fedor Tyutin, Rick Ankiel, Scott Walker and Vitali Klitschko. On this date in 1991...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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