Put Splitter in coach

While watching Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol in game two catch lob passes in the paint like he was Godzilla I realized that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will probably be put in a position at some point this series where he would have to play Tiago Splitter more. This series is a physical one. Two tough defensive minded teams […]

Top 3 Teams That Stand In The Way

The NBA playoffs begin with a bit of a personal grudge match for the San Antonio Spurs as their opening round opponent — Memphis Grizzlies — apparently tanked to put themselves in a position where they would face the Spurs. San Antonio will need this extra chip on their shoulder as they approach these 2011 playoffs […]

A sneak peek at potential first round foes

With the race for first place in the Western Conference playoffs being over for the most part, San Antonio Spurs fans are starting to turn their attention to the teams currently in the seventh, eighth, and ninth spots in the playoff race, hoping for the best matchup for the Spurs. There are three teams battling it out for the right to face the Spurs in the first […]

Blair’s impact off the court

Listed generously at 6’7” and weighing 270 pounds, San Antonio Spurs’ DeJuan Blair is considered small by NBA center standards. However, what he may lack in height, he makes up for in strength. As he carries the hope of his neighborhood on his shoulders. This Pittsburgh native is from an area in Pittsburgh known as the […]

A look back at the first half

So raise your hand if you had the San Antonio Spurs crossing the halfway point in the season with the best record in the NBA. Sir, sir, …..put your hand down. The Spurs have been operating like the proverbial well-oiled machine. The offensive spacing and decision making has been, to put it simply, the best […]

Ginobili blazing a path for Hispanics

Editor’s note: To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, Jake Faunce writes about San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili blazing trails for the Hispanic community to honor Dr. King. The March on Washington in 1963 was in essence about empowering people of color. Dr. Martin Luther King’s message was about people of color embracing themselves. Embracing yourself […]

Giving Parker his due

You can’t go a week without seeing some sort of list ranking the best point guards in the NBA. It’s an ongoing debate in the NBA. This is due to the high number of great point guards in the league that are not only competent but they are able to be the best player on […]

A coach and a boxer

Being the known boxing fan Gregg Popovich is (even going as far to use the sport during training camp for the team’s conditioning drills) I’m sure he’s well acquainted with the great career that Ezzard Charles had. Besides engaging in some of the greatest fights in boxing history in the 40’s and 50’s, Charles is […]

Dare to trade?: Three players Spurs could consider

There is a strong possibility this is the last year we see the San Antonio Spurs play at an elite level. With an NBA lockout looming and the strong chance a season is lost due to a negotiation standoff, a lost year won’t be kind to an aging core. Another year for Tim Duncan’s knees […]