The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The basketball team competes in the National Basketball Association [NBA] as a member of the league’s Western Conference Southwest Division. The Spurs plays their home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Spurs are renowned for their NBA track record and their loyal team players.
The Spurs team is one of the four former American Basketball Association teams that have since remained intact after the ABA-NBA merger. Through the years, the Spurs basketball team has been a darling to many fans due to their outstanding performance and professional matches. In fact, most top sports betting companies sponsor this team. Some of the notable sports betting companies that are sponsoring the Spurs include Bovada Betting Company. If you would like to bet on the Spurs, you can check out San Antonio Spurs Odds.
With that said, let’s take a look at some of the fun facts you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs.
- They came from Dallas
Many people know of the big rivalry between the Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks. There have been times where their families, co-workers, and friends have been caught up in this rivalry. However, not so many people know about this deep-rooted rivalry. The team started as Dallasites in 1967 when the team was founded. The Spur team was originally the “Dallas Chaparrals.” A group of San Antonio business community came together and bought the team in 1973 and changed the name to San Antonio Gunslingers then to The San Antonio Spurs within a very short time.
- The Spurs are the only Dallas team in the League
San Antonio is seventh-largest city in America. The city does not have several renowned basketball leagues that it can boast of. However, there is just one, which is the San Antonio Spurs. Dallas is a small city, but it has a number of professional basketball teams, including Dallas Cowboys, FC Dallas, Mavericks Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers, etc. Therefore, if a big city like San Antonio only has one professional team, it means that this game should be taken seriously.
- The Spurs were ejected from the league
In 2005 when the San Antonio Spurs were taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves, one of the opponent’s players accidentally knocked over a Spurs player named Beno Udrih. Then one of the Spurs players known as Coyote engaged in a verbal exchange with the Minnesota Timberwolves player. He then began to approach the field to challenge Timberwolves to get physical. The referee of the game then ejected the spurs from that game. Coyote was pardoned later.
- The Spurs have won 4 out of 5 Championships
The San Antonio Spurs are well known for their exemplary performance in the National Basketball Association [NBA]. The team won NBA Championships in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2014. As of 2015, The San Antonio Spurs had the highest winning percentage among the active NBA teams.