I remember back in 1999 during the shortened season watching the San Antonio Spurs play ball. Back then I was really enamored with the New York Knicks as they had some talented players like Allan Houston, Latrell Sprewell and Patrick Ewing. They were exciting to watch.
But when they ran into the Spurs in the Finals, I started to grow an appreciation for what the Spurs were starting. And since that 1999 season, I started notice how fundamentally sound this team was.
Their championship wins in 2003, 2005 and 2007 weren’t flashy but they sure showed the great power of their consistency.
In that 2005 season, the Spurs took the Pistons to Game 7 and I honestly think that might have been one of the best NBA Finals I had ever seen. Both teams were “boring” to the public eye. But for me, it was a series of great defense, smart offense.