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
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
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
All Night – In his late-14th Century poem “Troilus and Criseyde,” Geoffrey Chaucer penned the phrase, “All good things must come to an end.” The poem is about the tragic love story of Troilus and Criseyde and is set against the Siege of Troy as a backdrop. As with every good thing that has come before, one could assume the love affair between the city of San Antonio and winning…Read more...
Tags:Danny Green , Golden State Warriors , Gregg Popovich , Kawhi Leonard , LaMarcus Aldridge , Manu Ginobili , San Antonio Spurs , Tim Duncan , Tony Parker
Pray – I mean, it’s basically stupid at this point. How many Is This Real Life moments can one individual, singular, unitary player of basketball have? Just when you think he’s reached the Tip Your Cap And Call It A Day bitter end and he can’t possibly continue to pull more of that handkerchief out of his pocket, his eye twinkles as he slips you a little wink and then…Read more...
Tags:Ettore Messina , Golden State Warriors , LaMarcus Aldridge , Manu Ginobili , Sam Smith , San Antonio Spurs
Wonderwall – Dear Kawhi, isn’t it funny how so many of these so-called experts and insiders have filled your silence with so much noise? I’ll be honest. As a die-hard fan, it’s been a really hard year. Knowing your competitive spirit, I can’t even begin to try to imagine how hard the year has been for you. But as a die-hard fan, believe me, I’m trying to imagine it. I’m…Read more...
Tags:Erin Popovich , Golden State Warriors , Gregg Popovich , Kawhi Leonard , LaMarcus Aldridge , Manu Ginobili , Oasis , San Antonio Spurs , Tony Parker
digging for windows – Déjà vu. It seemed eerily similar to the ending of last season. Swallowing the suddenness of the end to a season is hard enough without having to deal with the nervousness that you may also be watching a basketball icon leave the hardwood for the very last time. Having an abundance of basketball icons on one roster is certainly a good problem to have but it…Read more...
Tags:Golden State Warriors , Gregg Popovich , Kyle Anderson , LaMarcus Aldridge , Manu Ginobili , San Antonio Spurs
Faith – The “experts” were utterly dumbfounded. But why wouldn’t they have been? In their minds, what they had witnessed was impossible. After they found out that Kawhi Leonard had been scratched prior to Thursday’s matchup, the consensus among their ranks was that the Rockets would certainly force a Game 7. I mean, it was as close to a sure thing as comes around in the business of sports prognostication….Read more...
Tags:George Michael , Gregg Popovich , Houston Rockets , LaMarcus Aldridge , San Antonio Spurs
Guess Who’s Back – Face it y’all, y’all Rockets playing basic-ball. We’re on the block like we’re eight feet tall. [Friday Afternoon] Yeah, I did it. Guilty as charged, Your Honor. There’s no denying it. Yes, I used a Scarface song against the city of Houston for the Game 3 theme of my San Antonio Spurs blog series. I’m not even sorry about it. Judge, I refer you back to…Read more...
Tags:Beanie Sigel , Dejounte Murray , Gregg Popovich , Houston Rockets , JAY-Z , LaMarcus Aldridge , Pau Gasol , San Antonio Spurs , Scarface
HUMBLE. – If the last six months have taught us anything, it’s that whining can take you a long way in Donald Trump’s America. Case in point, Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale. Congratulations, Fizzy. Whining has now earned you a playoff victory against the San Antonio Spurs. In the least surprising development of the 2017 playoffs, to date, Memphis defeated San Antonio 105-94 on Thursday night to close the…Read more...
Tags:David Fizdale , Gregg Popovich , Kendrick Lamar , LaMarcus Aldridge , Memphis Grizzlies , San Antonio Spurs
Something in the Way – It’s funny what a difference 48 hours can make for a tribe of true believers who are in the middle of a noble quest to recapture basketball nirvana. For two weeks, we had been on top of the world. Invincible. Food never tasted better. The sun never shined brighter. Ordinary, day-to-day problems didn’t seem so bad. How could they if the Spurs are undefeated in…Read more...
Tags:LaMarcus Aldridge , Nirvana , Oklahoma City Thunder , San Antonio Spurs , Steven Adams