While Brazil coach Ruben Magnano needed big minutes from San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter to help defend Boris Diaw in their first win of group play yesterday, Splitter played a modest 16 minutes today in a route of Iran 79-50. In 16 minutes, however, Splitter contributed 10 points, six rebounds and one blocked shot. Splitter […]
After falling to Tiago Splitter and Brazil on Saturday night, the French National Team rebounded with a 74-73 win over Serbia on Sunday for their first win of the tournament. France was led by Joffrey Lauvergne who finished with 19 points and six rebounds. San Antonio Spurs’ Boris Diaw had just four points on 2-of-4 […]
Saturday morning, news came out that the San Antonio Spurs are reportedly interested in signing 39-year old shooting guard Ray Allen, formerly of the Miami Heat. The Spurs’ roster currently carries 14 guaranteed deals, and with the NBA maximum being 15 spots by the start of the regular season, the Spurs also have the options […]
After playing in exhibition games over the last few weeks, San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (Brazil) and forward Boris Diaw (France) began their journey in the 2014 FIBA World Cup with a match against each other Saturday. After four quarters of France playing without Tony Parker (who is resting this summer), Splitter and Brazil […]
There is a fine line between arrogance and confidence and it seems Houston Rockets guard James Harden is trying to walk that tight rope. During an interview with ESPN’s Scoop Jackson, Harden left little to the imagination to who he thinks the best basketball player in the NBA is.
The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly interested in free agent guard Ray Allen. One more Spurs rumble with Team USA v Finland now seven hours away: Reigning champs, I’m told, trying to barge into Ray Allen Sweepstakes — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine)
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the San Antonio Spurs are interested in free agent center Gustavo Ayon, who is about to play for Mexico in the coming days at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. Interesting rumble just dribbled in on eve of FIBA World Cup: Reigning champs San Antonio have registered interest in […]
The legend of San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili continues to grow. Earlier today, the Argentine superstar posted a picture on Twitter of a statue of himself in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Vieja: no me recibí de médico, pero me hicieron una estatua en Buenos Aires!
San Antonio Spurs 2013 draft pick DeShaun Thomas will reportedly sign with Spanish club FC Barcelona. According to the report, Thomas was set to sign with Italian team Scandone Avellino but negotiations fell through. FC Barcelona is one of the premier Euro teams and the competition level will definitely benefit Thomas should he ever make […]
To the victor, goes the spoils.
That’s certainly the case for San Antonio Spurs’ Marco Belinelli, who has been tapped to be a judge at Miss Italy 2014.
So not only did Marco win his first NBA title, be the first Italian player to win an NBA championship, and instantly get legendary status in his home country of Italy, he now gets to sit back and watch beautiful woman parade in front of him while he judges them. Ahhh to be Marco right now.
And in case you were wondering, this is what he gets to judge. (more…)
He also was a guest on Sina, a Chinese sports show, and the guest challenge Parker to steal the ball away from him.
Needless to say, Parker stole the ball in one second and when the host tried to steal the ball back, he couldn’t and quit. (more…)
Matt Bonner loves himself some revenge and retribution. He especially likes it when it comes against the Miami Heat, the team that knocked the San Antonio Spurs out of the Finals, the year before. Bonner is a tenured member of this Spurs team having been in San Antonio for a decade now. GiveMeSport caught up […]
We all know Manu Ginobili can pass, but did we know he can pass this ridiculously in one of the most simplest basketball plays ever in the pick-and-roll?
The San Antonio Spurs and Ginobili have made this play the staple of their offense for years and there’s just a handful of teams that can pull it off with such ease. As far as the play goes, we know how the play will develop.
A Spurs big man will set a pick for Ginobili as the ball-handler, and either fake the pick, or bump Manu’s defender to cause space to create the play.
After that, it’s all Ginobili’s genius as one of the most underrated passers in the game. As you’ll see, Manu just needs some daylight after the pick and his instinct kicks in on how he’ll deliver the pass. Whether it’s a simple bounce pass or a pass between someone’s legs, it’s a sight to watch for any basketball purist. Check out the video of Ginobili’s brilliant passing below. (more…)
Oh coach Pop.
In old video footage, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was giving some basketball lesson to a group of young aspiring players.
And in typical coach Pop fashion, he formally introduced himself when he told the youngsters the honest truth – he doesn’t give a (bleep) about their names.
I’m sure he was just kidding around and does care for all players. It’s just Pop being Pop. (more…)
San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker may have opted to not play for Team France at the upcoming World Cup in Spain, but that doesn’t mean he is completely going to stay off the basketball court in the offseason. Parker is set to play in a charity game in China put on by former NBA player […]