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Spurs say ankle will keep Marjanovic from playing for Serbia

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Boban Marjanovic of the San Antonio Spurs will not play for Serbia in the EuroBasket tournament this summer because of a left ankle injury. The 7-foot-3 Marjanovic signed with the Spurs last month. The Spurs say tests, including an MRI, show he has ''significant bony edema'' that ''compromises Marjanovic's ability to play basketball without compromising long-term...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge building separate home for shoe collection

New San Antonio Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge is already enjoying the perks of Texas' no state income tax. In an interview with SLAM Magazine, Aldridge revealed his just built a new home in Dallas, his hometown, but there was just one problem: His shoe collection didn't fit in his already "massive" closet. So, what's the next logical step? Build a whole new house just for the shoes...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Waiting For Tim Duncan To Match Him

EDITOR’S NOTE: At Crossover Chronicles, we’re spending August and September tackling something other than football. We’re revisiting various “all-time” NBA conversations in a roundtable format. CC writers Joe Manganiello and Collin O’Connor are joining me for this extended roundtable series. In our opener, we looked at the top five centers in league history. Each day...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Potential Available Belinelli Minutes

On the most recent episode of the Spurs Roundtable powered by Project Spurs, host Jeff Garcia, fellow writer Winston Harris and I discussed the San Antonio Spurs’ bench for a few minutes. After the Spurs’ bench had been known as the ‘Foreign Legion’ over the last two seasons, as it was comprised of mostly foreign […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker will be back in business

French phenom Tony Parker always will go down as one of the greatest to ever suit up in a San Antonio Spurs jersey. As an orchestrator on the court for the past 14 years, he has hit a lull in his career. Points, assists, and field goal percentages per game were all down last season. The injuries have been no cake walk either, acquiring ankle and thigh afflictions. Competition has...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pop is just going to stand back and watch LaMarcus Aldridge on the court

Must be nice to have LaMarcus Aldridge on your team heading into next season. And that’s exactly the sentiment for San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich as he is about to go into the new season with one of the premier big men in the game. “Obviously to add a talent like that to one’s team […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs draftee Denmon to sign with IBB of Turkey

According to Sportando.com, San Antonio Spurs 2012 second-round draftee Marcus Denmon will play in Turkey next season, with the professional team Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi. Last season, Denmon played with the Italian club Enel Brindisi, where he averaged 14.4 points, 2.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 34 games in the Italian League. Denmon recently played with the […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Jesus catches burglar, holds him down for police

Arguably the most unique San Antonio Spurs fan on the planet is responsible for getting a burglar off the streets following an incident at his home earlier this week. A Southtown man who goes only by “Spurs Jesus” says he chased down a man who tried to burglarize his home on Monday night and held...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good Are the San Antonio Spurs?

San Antonio Spurs Power Ranking: 1 View Full Rankings One of the best franchises in NBA history, currently proving to be a true dynasty based on loyal players, a good locker room culture, and of course future hall of famers. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, and Tony Parker stay relevant in a youth driven league, adding Lamarcus Aldridge and David West, resigning Khawi Leonard and Danny...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Fan 'Jesus' Helps Cops Apprehend Thief

If you have watched the San Antonio Spurs play at home there is a good chance that you have seen a guy dressed up like Jesus Christ. It's not unusual for fans to dress up in costumes of some kind when they go to games. Dressing up as Jesus Christ may seem like an odd choice, but it seems to work for this guy.Maybe the man upstairs was watching over him when his house was being robbed...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celebrating San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili's 38th birthday

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is one of the most original players in NBA history. The guy sees things nobody else even notices, and plays basketball with an ingenious flare that will never be repeated. Tuesday was Ginobili's 38th birthday, and to congratulate him, the San Antonio Express-News wrote a few nice words in the four-time champion's honor:"His creative play making...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Brown: Gregg Popovich nearly retired after undergoing heart procedure last season

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich missed two games last November after undergoing a heart procedure. If that sounds serious it's because it is.His close friend and colleague Larry Brown recently told San Antonio Express-News reporter Buck Harvey that the episode was nearly enough to push Popovich into an early retirement:"His hip surgery had gone well, but there was a hiccup...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Gregg Popovich close to retiring last year?

Just before LaMarcus Aldridge decided to sign with the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich assured the top prize on the free agent market that he would still be coaching the Spurs for the length of Aldridge’s four-year contract. There was a time last season where Pop probably would have been hesitant to make that guarantee....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Race for Seis is on!

    The San Antonio Spurs race for seis (as its called in southern Texas) or race for the sixth championship has officially started. This organization has made all the moves, preparations, and signings necessary to make this team champion once again. Many questions came to mind once the season ended for the San Antonio Spurs in that game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Would...

Watch: San Antonio Spurs PG Tony Parker faces a tiger on French game show

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is having some fun on his down time this summer, which, for the French athlete apparently means facing down a tiger. Appearing on the French game show “Fort Boyard,” Parker was thrust into a smallish courtyard where he drove around in a rusty, bucket of a vehicle that appears to offer scant protection. Fellow contestants dumped water...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich on Becky Hammon: She’s a coach, she’s good at it

Gregg Popovich isn’t the kind of person to pass out praise unless it is truly deserved — even to his own players, coaches and underlings — so the fact that he had nothing but glowing things to say about Becky Hammon speaks volumes. Hammon of course has been the toast of the NBA after coaching...Read More The post Gregg Popovich on Becky Hammon: ‘She’s a coach, and she’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Finalizing Contract with Jimmer Fredette

The San Antonio Spurs are going to be one of the NBA’s most serious title contender during the 2015-16 season, and they are still trying to improve their roster. Jimmer Fredette hasn’t been the star scorer that many expected him to be when he was drafted with the 10th overall pick back in 2011, but is still trying to turn things around. According to a report from ESPN’s Marc...
Via Hoops-Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs fan in China creates Boris Diaw portrait with 11,750 pushpins (pic)

In an amazing display of devotion to her beloved San Antonio Spurs, a fan in China created an incredibly detailed and impressive portrait of Boris Diaw with a whole bunch of pushpins … make that an apparent 11,750 pushpins. The original photographs appeared on Chinese social networking site Hupu which Reddit’s r/NBA board picked up...Read More The post Spurs fan in China creates...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Anderson: A Testament To Spurs' Player Development

Where do the Spurs keep finding these guys?Kyle Anderson, the 21-year-old forward out of UCLA, was recently awarded the MVP of the NBA summer league. Anderson was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 30th overall pick in the 2014 draft.Congrats to @KyleAnderson5, the 2015 @NBASummerLeague MVP! #SummerSpurs
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs un-retire Bruce Bowen's number for LaMarcus Aldridge

Bruce Bowen retired from the NBA after the 2009 season, but he’s still making sacrifices for his old team six years later. Bowen granted the San Antonio Spurs permission to un-retire his No. 12 jersey so that new free agent acquisition LaMarcus Aldridge could wear it. “You want LaMarcus to feel part of the family,”...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven free agents who signed bigger deals than Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan isn’t exactly hurting in the money department. According to Basketball-Reference.com, Duncan has accured nearly $250 million from 18 years of NBA contracts. That presumed financial security allowed the legendary forward to accept a paycut that will benefit his San Antonio Spurs. TNT’s David Aldridge notes the future Hall of Famer will sign a contract worth $5 million for...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Bonner blames iPhone 6 for elbow injury, shooting woes

Matt Bonner might need to take a trip to the Apple Store and give them a piece of his mind. The free agent, who spent the past nine seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, historically has been a good shooter. Last season, however, Bonner saw his field goal and three-point percentages suffer around 4 and 6 percent drops, respectively. Bonner told the Concord Monitor’s Tim O’Sullivan...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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