B&S 20/20: 1999 NBA Finals Game 5
We Are the Champions – June 24th, 1999. I’d been dreaming about this night, this game, this moment for a little over nine years. To be precise, I’d been dreaming about it ever since renewing my love for the game of basketball after returning to Texas from England as a eleven-year-old in January 1990. Let me explain. While living in England in 1989 (because my dad – a college professor…Read more...
Tags:David Robinson , Gregg Popovich , New York Knicks , Queen , San Antonio Spurs , Tim Duncan
B&S 20/20: 1999 NBA Finals Game 4
House of the Rising Sun – It must’ve been a funny feeling for the players on our Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs to walk off of the Madison Square Garden basketball court in New York City on the short end of the score board after Game 3 of the 1999 NBA Finals. After all, the 89-81 loss to the New York Knicks was the first defeat in our past…Read more...
Tags:David Robinson , New York Knicks , San Antonio Spurs , The Animals , Tim Duncan
B&S 20/20: 1999 NBA Finals Game 3
Welcome to New York City – Welcome to the Empire State. Home of the World Trade. Birthplace of Michael Jordan. Home of Biggie Smalls.. How fitting a setting. The San Antonio Spurs first NBA Finals road game in franchise history was scheduled to be played in the Mecca, Madison Square Garden, the most famous and arguably most historic basketball arena on the planet. The New York Knicks, our opponents faced…Read more...
Tags:Allan Houston , David Robinson , Latrell Spreewell , New York Knicks , San Antonio Spurs , Tim Duncan
B&S 20/20: 1999 NBA Finals Game 2
Learn to Fly – Sixth months prior to the turn of the century (and the millennium depending on your counting), the future looked pretty bright for the New York Knickerbockers and their fans. Their longtime finals-preventing-nemesis Michael Jordan was retired and the stranglehold on the Eastern Conference he and his Chicago Bulls had maintained during all of the non-baseball-interrupted nineties was no more. With an adoring fan-base, vast resources, and…Read more...
Tags:Avery Johnson , David Robinson , New York Knicks , San Antonio Spurs , Tim Duncan
B&S 20/20: 1999 NBA Finals Game 1
Get Ready for This – Throughout my childhood growing up in Central Texas, I had regularly dreamed about this moment. As far as moments go for a city and its fans, this one was huge and luckily, the city of San Antonio had a building huge enough in its own right to handle it. 39,514 success-starved, exuberant Spurs fans packed themselves into the Alamodome on June 16th, 1999 to be…Read more...
Tags:2 Unlimited , David Robinson , Jaren Jackson , Michael Jordan , New York Knicks , San Antonio Spurs , Tim Duncan
B&S 20/20: Memorial Day Miracle
Lose Yourself – Damon Stoudamire, Arvydas Sabonis, Rasheed Wallace, Brian Grant, Isaiah Rider, Stacey Augmon, Jim Jackson, Walt Williams, Jermaine O’Neal, and Greg Anthony came to play that day. As we knew they would. After all, every higher-seeded playoff team understands that stealing one of the first two games on the road as the underdog increases your chances of winning the series astronomically. Having lost 80-76 in the grind fest…Read more...
Tags:David Robinson , Eminem , Gregg Popovich , Portland Trail Blazers , San Antonio Spurs , Sean Elliott , Tim Duncan