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
I Won’t Back Down – Don’t worry. I’m not gonna to do what you all think I’m gonna do, which is, you know, FLIP OUT AND PREDICT WE’RE GONNA COMEBACK AND WIN THE SERIES. Can I be Phoebe Buffay’s little brother? Can I be Frank? Frankly, I don’t have the energy. It’s been a long, long week and there’s no other way to put it, I’m tired. And as I…Read more...
Tags:Erin Popovich , Golden State Warriors , Gregg Popovich , Manu Ginobili , San Antonio Spurs , Tony Parker
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
Rebirth – It wasn’t supposed to be this way. How did we get here? This is the kind of thing that just doesn’t happen to the little basketball powerhouse who calls South Texas home. It feels like Biff has stolen the Spurs Retirement Vehicle at some point in the future after time travel has been invented and the SRV has been converted into a time machine and then travelled back…Read more...
Tags:Back to the Future , Bone Thugs-n-Harmony , Golden State Warriors , Manu Ginobili , Rudy Gay , San Antonio Spurs
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
Carry On – It’s well documented that no team in NBA history has ever come back to win a playoff series after trailing 0-3. The “experts” will tell you it’s impossible in basketball. The thing is, according to the “experts” it used to be impossible in baseball as well. Until it wasn’t. The 2004 Boston Red Sox changed what is possible in baseball. Eventually, a team will change what is…Read more...
Tags:Boston Red Sox , Fun. , Golden State Warriors , Gregg Popovich , Manu Ginobili , San Antonio Spurs
City of the Year – That was freaking insane. (No, I’m not talking about President Trump firing F.B.I. Director James Comey on Tuesday. While that was the desperate attempt of an unstable leader to cover up the high crimes and misdemeanors that could prove his illegitimacy and was unquestionably insane, luckily for the former reality show star who currently occupies the White House, this is a basketball blog series so,…Read more...
Tags:Danny Green , Houston Rockets , Lupe Fiasco , Manu Ginobili , San Antonio Spurs
Let It Be – When I find myself in times of trouble, Manu Ginobili comes to me, bringing that grandpa juice, let it be. Welcome to the 2017 NBA Playoffs, Manu. In all sincerity, it really just wasn’t the same without you. I had a sneaking suspicion all day yesterday, as I nervously awaited tip off, that you would arrive in Game 5. Because of this hunch, there was no…Read more...
Tags:Manu Ginobili , Memphis Grizzlies , Patty Mills , San Antonio Spurs , The Beatles , Tim Duncan
Heroes – Congratulations are in order for the city of Memphis. What a hard fought victory. In particular, congratulations are in order for Marc Gasol. What an incredible shot. Put more succinctly, what a heroic shot. With the weight of the entire Grit-N-Grind era of Memphis Grizzlies basketball quite literally hanging in the balance, Pau’s little bro aka Big Spain found the soft touch to deliver one of the biggest…Read more...
Tags:David Bowie , Fiesta , Kawhi Leonard , Manu Ginobili , Marc Gasol , Memphis Grizzlies , San Antonio Spurs , Tony Parker
Wish You Were Here – I clutched the rose on my necklace and peered blankly at the television screen. Moments earlier, I had been standing with my wife, Jenn, in the center of the living room. After screaming, receiving a spectacular hug and then exhaling when it finally happened, I subsequently retreated to the couch and sat down utterly exhausted. I couldn’t move. I quickly realized that my momentary euphoria…Read more...
Tags:Gregg Popovich , Kawhi Leonard , Manu Ginobili , Miami Heat , Pink Floyd , San Antonio Spurs , Tim Duncan , Tony Parker
Revolution 1 – “You say you got a real solution, well you know, we’d all love to see…” the fan. “You ask me for a contribution, well you know, we’re all doing what we can.” It is true. The San Antonio Spurs had not paid the electric bill for the power used at the AT&T Center in almost a year. However, this is not a story about a sports franchise…Read more...
Tags:Boris Diaw , Danny Green , Gregg Popovich , LeBron James , Manu Ginobili , Miami Heat , San Antonio Spurs , The Beatles , Tiago Splitter , Tim Duncan , Tony Parker