So this is how it’s going to be? The Spurs and Adidas have decided to really mess things up. They took last year’s silver alternates and have blended it with a camo print. I don’t know why they think it’s a good idea but they look terrible.
The gimmicks from Adidas need to stop. They’re making a respected organization look like a joke.
We’ll see these on Nov. 13 and one more date. Hey, at least it isn’t sleeved. Some progress? I can’t even…
After two games, I have learned a few things about the Spurs and Heat.
The first thing that stood out to me is that this Spurs team is way better than I thought. Even though I got to watch them play against the Warriors, it appears that the extra rest they got before the Finals really did them wonders. They’re smarter with their ball handling and Tony Parker seems to be at another level right now.
The Heat also seem to be very relaxed. Despite their Game 1 loss, they knew that they had a must-win for Sunday. They came out and dominated, setting us up for one great series.
Seven-time All-Star Tracy McGrady is considering retirement after the conclusion of the 2013 Finals between San Antonio and Miami.
Yahoo! Sports reports that the veteran Spurs forward said Tuesday that retirement is "a possibility" and that he didn't expect to sign with San Antonio after spending the opening portion of the 2012-13 season playing in the Chinese Basketball Association.
“I shut it down for two months and I was shocked when I got a phone call from (Spurs coach Gregg Popovich),” McGrady said.
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.
Stephen Curry gave all he got but tired out at the end.
Crazy game. Crazy ending.
As a basketball fan, it was fun to watch. As a Warriors fan, it stings. But hey, it’s not that bad.
One of the things that I like to do before big games is really put things in perspective. And for the Warriors, their goal was to return back home with the series tied 1-1. That still is in play. Despite the tough loss in Game 1, they can still accomplish their goal and be on the right track.
Sure, they could have won tonight and all the what ifs could be erased. But for this kind of a team, maybe this loss isn’t as bad as it may seem.
"We had a heartbreaker in Game 1 of last series. We know how to come back. We've been here before" @StephenCurry30— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) May 07, 2013
Referee Billy Kennedy was caught on a hot mic telling Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni that he was "stalling" the game so that the television broadcast could air more commercials.
The unusual sequence took place with 5:09 remaining in the fourth quarter with the Spurs leading 103-91 at the AT&T Center.
"You called a full and then you wanted a 20," Kennedy explained to D'Antoni.
The Spurs unveiled a new alternate uniform for their home opener as well as several other homes games for the upcoming season. Here’s what the Spurs say about it from their official press release in an effort “to keep things fresh”.
“We are introducing a new and unique Spurs jersey this coming season,” said Rick Pych, Spurs Sports & Entertainment President of Business Operations. “The new design simply features our iconic ‘spur’ logo and it is positioned over the heart as it has such enormously deep roots with our team, fans and the entire community. It’s the first-ever NBA jersey logo without any writing or peripheral design on the front of the jersey and we’re very glad to be introducing this new use of the classic icon of the Spurs to our fans.”
The new silver jersey features a distinct, modern look with the Spurs trademark alternate logo prominently featured over the heart on the front, the number resting on the right breast and black and white vertical stripes along the side panel. The familiar Spurs primary logo is represented above the number on the back of the jersey and the accompanying shorts continue the black and white striped side panel and feature a “SA” monogram logo on the left leg.
This is the Lil Wayne I remember. Whatever happened to him?
So if you haven’t heard the news, rapper Lil Wayne asked the Oklahoma City Thunder for a seat courstide for Game 3. The team said that the seat was unavailable. Then Wayne tweeted this:
Was going to go to the Thunder game tonight but was denied by the team to be in their arena. Wow. Smh. Go Spurs!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) May 31, 2012
Kevin Durant and James Harden offered to get him tickets but instead, Wayne decided to make it a bigger deal than it should have been.
”That’s not the point, though,” he told The Associated Press in an interview Friday night. ”It’s the players stepping up but of course the players aren’t white. I don’t want to be sitting there on behalf of you and I’m sitting next to a (person) that’s like `I don’t want this (guy) sitting next to me.’ (Forget) you . . . I’m in Forbes,” he said, laughing.