Consistently good for so long.
Call it what you want to, but despite the lack of sex appeal from the San Antonio Spurs, they are exactly what I love about basketball.
Most times dynasties can get boring, but the Spurs aren’t your typical dynasty. They don’t win three straight titles like the Lakers or Bulls. Instead they consistently make the playoffs and every other year, they win a title. They haven’t done it since 2007, but this year’s team could very well get one more.
I look at the core of this Spurs team of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili and just marvel at how lucky we are to watch these three, along with coach Gregg Popovich, produce such consistency for so long.
Earlier in the day, Kobe Bryant announced that he would have an announcement. Some speculated that he would announce his retirement, but it actually ended up that he was partnering with a non-profit organization.
But of course, if one fake account makes you believe it to be true, then people will believe it. That forced Bryant to come out and debunk those rumors.
Don’t be a fool. Not everything on the Internet is true.
The future is bright for this squad.
I was listening to the local radio earlier this week and they talked about the difference between the We Believe run the Warriors had in 2007 compared to the Warriors playoff team this year. There were numerous differences between the two teams, such as the offensive playbook, the personalities of the players and other variables.
But one topic stood out to me more than any other: this year’s Warriors team had staying power.
Looking back at this Warriors team after their second round exit, I don’t feel the same way as I did back in 2007 when that team was eliminated. That team, despite being fun to watch, were filled with a bunch of players that were good but obviously were never going to be part of a long-term solution. This year’s team is the exact opposite. This year’s team is just the foundation of something special.
Mark Cuban may be one of the smartest owners in sports, but his latest move has gotten some fans questioning his morals.
If you haven’t heard the story, Mark Cuban is sourcing the Mavericks fans for ideas on a new uniform design. This isn’t uncommon in sports and it’s a pretty great way to get the fans involved. The only problem with this promotion is that Cuban isn’t giving much of a compensation for the design that ends up being chosen.
Here are his rules for the contest.
Who will own your design ? The minute you post it, the Mavs will. If you think its horrible that the Mavs own your design. Do not post. If you think its cool that the Mavs could possibly use your design and you will have eternal bragging rights , then post away. If we really like your design and you , I may even throw in some tickets. If we don’t use your design, it will still be here on this site for now and ever more for you to glance longingly at. If your design is close , if not identical to other designs and we pick one of the other designs, for whatever reason, then thats just the way it goes.
The easy argument is that if you submit the design, you know what you’re getting into. And I agree with that. Designers struggle to get recognized in the business and they have to pick and choose their opportunities. Despite the chance to design an international brand, the lack of compensation might not be worth the time and effort.
After the Game 1 loss, I thought the Warriors lost all the momentum. But I knew if they won Game 2, the momentum would be on their side.
That’s exactly what happened. Game 2 was won and the Warriors were back in the driver’s seat.
Then the Spurs won Game 3 and it looked like they were in control. The Warriors had to win Game 4 to stay alive and that must-win scenario came the Warriors won.
Now we don’t know who’s in control. Maybe the pressure is back on the Spurs to win. Or it’s on the Warriors to steal that one game right now. Who knows?
Momentum is a crazy thing. This series is giving us some good basketball. What fun!
This happened last night. Nazr Mohammed (he’s still playing) grabbed LeBron James to prevent an open court attacked. James then responded by throwing Mohammed down. James received a technical and while he was arguing it, Mohammed shoved James to the floor.
James initiated it by not only throwing Mohammed to the floor, but arguing like he was the victim. Then of course as a reaction to that, Mohammed did something he shouldn’t have done by retaliating.
And there’s the argument for whether or not James flopped or he seriously fell over that much.
Both are wrong here and with the rivalry budding between these two teams, I don’t expect anything less. I’m OK with this really.
After at first making it past the first round, the Warriors got some attention for the wrong reasons against the Spurs. Blowing that lead made them look weak.
But people started to notice Stephen Curry. Klay Thompson’s Game 2 performance got people noticing even more.
Now we have what we see above. They’re worthy of discussion. This team is worthy of discussion for sure. They can make a big splash and tonight is going to be rocking in Oakland.