Hubbard: While excelling quietly, Spurs may be finding gems

Boban Marjanovic Spurs

Seldom has a team with a nine-game winning streak, 16 victories in its last 17 games and an overall record of 34-6 generated so little excitement. That’s outside of San Antonio, of course. Spurs fans are aware as any of the Ripleys-Believe-It-Or-Not 36-2 start of the Golden State Warriors, but they have every reason to be excited and optimistic about their chances to win a sixth NBA title. The Warriors are defending champions, but the Spurs are only a year removed from winning

Read more...

Bauman: Porzingis TKO’d down stretch as Spurs search for their identity

Kawhi

NEW YORK — Kristaps Porzingis walked gingerly into the locker room, put a few tablets in his mouth, took a sip of water, tilted his head back slightly and ingested what was most likely a pain reliever. The cause of Porzingis’ pain was the result of the fall and subsequent collision with Carmelo Anthony with 3:02 left in the 4th quarter. Thankfully, there seemed to be no serious consequences and New York will see how the 7-foot-3 rookie responds in the next few days. But

Read more...

Five Things To Watch: San Antonio Spurs

Spurs Ring 2014 Multiple

For the San Antonio Spurs, most of the summers over the past few years have been about adding a few minor pieces to the roster. Their core was usually intact, and the team never had too much cap space in free agency. However, this past July was a memorable one for the Spurs as they were actually a serious contender in the free agent market with maximum cap space available. The Spurs not only re-signed core pieces in Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili,

Read more...

Eurobasket ’15: Who Could Challenge Team USA In Rio?

eurobasket15

This year’s European Championship, the Eurobasket, will be kicking off this weekend with group play taking place in France, Croatia, Germany and Latvia, with 24 teams fighting for two automatic bids for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Both the champion and the runner-up will automatically qualify for the prestigious competition next summer, with the 3rd-7th place teams earning the right to fight for one of the three final bids for the Olympics in next summer’s three pre-Olympic qualifying tournaments. Team USA is

Read more...

Photo of the Day: Boris Diaw Enjoys le Cirque du Soleil

diaw

If you’re a grown man and you’ve ever been to Cirque du Soleil, you’re not alone. However, you should still feel alone. San Antonio Spurs crafty forward Boris Diaw posted a photo on Thursday night of his viewing of the Canadian entertainment company. Canadian, yes, but still French to me. [Read more…]

Read more...

Photo of the Day: Celebrating MLK Day

Wall MLK

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an inspiration to the entire world. He changed the way we live and the way we see each other with his intense speeches and undying passion. On the day dedicated to Dr. King, it was only right for NBA players throughout the league to show their appreciation for him and everything he has done. [Read more…]

Read more...