Like a Rolling Stone – It was a different world, it was another life. Perhaps, in a cruelly poetic way, this was the bridge from the stability of a world that had sustained for decades to the chaos of a new world that awaited on the horizon just past the point of visibility. The San Antonio Spurs fought nobly to hang on to that past stability, to the order of…Read more...
Tags:Bob Dylan , DeMar DeRozan , Denver Nuggets , Gregg Popovich , Kendrick Lamar , LaMarcus Aldridge , Rudy Gay , Tim Duncan
Things Done Changed – Gregg Popovich is 3-3 coaching in Game 7s. He won his first at home on basketball’s biggest stage in an 81-74 defensive masterpiece against the Detroit Pistons to closeout the bloodbath that was also known as the 2005 NBA Finals and capture our third NBA title. Manu Ginobili, the most beloved Spur that Pop has ever coached, was magnificent in the championship-clinching victory tallying 23 points…Read more...
Tags:DeMar DeRozan , Denver Nuggets , Gregg Popovich , LaMarcus Aldridge , Nikola Jokic , Rudy Gay , San Antonio Spurs , The Notorious B.I.G. , Tim Duncan
Break On Through – “It’s over. We just beat you by 20. You’re done.” Those words have echoed in my head since the moment they were spoken to me last night outside of the Pepsi Center as my wife and I were waiting for our Lyft. Dressed for a fun night out on the town in a black long-sleeved t-shirt that proudly displayed “San Antonio Basketball” across my chest, they…Read more...
Tags:Denver Nuggets , Jacob Poeltl , San Antonio Spurs , The Doors
Who Gon Stop Me -Give them credit. The Nuggets played outstanding basketball in Game 4. When you make 15 threes shooting 48.4 percent on 31 attempts while taking care of your possession to the tune of only committing seven turnovers, you are probably going to win. When you do these things in a hostile environment on the road down 2-1 in a playoff series, you probably have no intention of…Read more...
Tags:Denver Nuggets , JAY-Z , Kanye West , LaMarcus Aldridge , Nikola Jokic , San Antonio Spurs
Ticket to Ride – When Number Two sat down in an undisclosed private dining room this past summer with Popo, the best weapon in the organization told his general that he wanted out. He confessed, “This isn’t the life I want anymore. I’ve got my family to think about.” Popo tried to talk him out of it but there was no changing Number Two’s mind. The silent assassin looked his…Read more...
Tags:DeMar DeRozan , Denver Nuggets , Derrick White , Gregg Popovich , San Antonio Spurs , The Beatles
Fire – So close, yet so, so far away. When we went up 19 points (42-23) with 8:28 still to play in the second quarter, of course I was pleased, but I wasn’t thrilled. All I could think about was how many eternities were left in the ballgame and how potent the offense of the team in the city I call home (and therefore the team I watch more than…Read more...
Tags:DeMar DeRozan , Denver Nuggets , Jamal Murray , LaMarcus Aldridge , San Antonio Spurs , Sara Bareilles
Eternal – Oh how I love this time of year. I love the way a perpetual immersive tension is perfectly counterbalanced by an efficacious radiating exhilaration so that my resulting disposition is a delicious zen, a refreshing calm. I love the way my artistic senses are heightened, permeating my creativity like rich, dark ink saturating my quill. This time of year, melodies dance with prose through my mind in rebellious…Read more...
Tags:Bone Thugs-n-Harmony , DeMar DeRozan , Denver Nuggets , Derrick White , Gregg Popovich , San Antonio Spurs