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San Antonio Spurs: Is Tony Parker a Hall of Famer?

Tony Parker completed his 15th season in the NBA. With all his accolades is he worthy of a Hall of Fame induction? The committee has a large responsibility on their hands when the annual vote is held. They have the power to make former stars truly immortal with enshrinement into basketball’s temple of eminence. For […] San Antonio Spurs: Is Tony Parker a Hall of Famer? - Air...
Via Air Alamo
16 hours ago

The best seasons in San Antonio Spurs franchise history

The San Antonio Spurs have had many successful seasons in their franchise history. We take a look at five including the 2015-16 season. They have had many great players in their history as well, such as George Gervin, David Robinson, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili. Don’t worry, I have not forgot about Kawhi […] The best seasons in San Antonio Spurs franchise history...
Via Air Alamo
23 hours ago

Tony Parker was involved in one of the Olympics' best moments

Les Bleus didn't medal in Rio, but they showed one young man some world-class generosity. One of the happier stories to come out of the 2016 Rio Olympics is how Tony Parker, Boris Diaw and their teammates responded upon learning of the robbery of a Brazilian man who looked after the French delegation. Vitor Galvani, a Brazilian volunteer who assisted the French basketball delegation...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

Comparing the Spurs backcourt to the rest of the NBA

The backcourt can make or break a team in the NBA. For the San Antonio Spurs, they have had great guards and they have proven their worth. But, how do they rank amongst the leagues best? When the Spurs signed LaMarcus Aldridge to the team over a year ago , it gave the Spurs an elite front-court […] Comparing the Spurs backcourt to the rest of the NBA - Air Alamo - Air Alamo ...
Via Air Alamo
1 day ago

San Antonio Spurs star Patty Mills ready for this season

Patty Mills and his Australian national team left the Olympics empty handed for the fourteenth consecutive time. The loss has lit a fire in Mills. Australia exited the Olympics empty handed as they lost a close game against Spain. The game was decided by a foul called on Patty Mills against Sergio Rodriguez of the Spanish team. Rodriguez made his free throws and put Spain ahead 89...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Spurs are reportedly pursuing Manu’s teammate Nicolas Laprovittola

Not content with Ginobili and Patricio Garino, San Antonio appears ready to sign another Argentine, “rugged” point guard Laprovittola With the Spurs’ training camp about a month away, it seems PATFO isn’t done adding players to the roster — specifically Argentine players. According to Marc Stein of ESPN: The San Antonio Spurs are indeed working on trying to bring...
Via Pounding the Rock
2 days ago

A stats-based comparison of Tim and Kobe: Duncan was much better

You might think comparing Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant would be tantamount to splitting hairs, but not according to this comprehensive look at their career numbers. Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant were both NBA greats, one-of-a-kind talents that belong in the discussion of top 15 or 20 of all time -- very few dispute that. But the debate often arises over which player was the best of his...
Via Pounding the Rock
3 days ago

Patty Mills Will Be Indispensable For The Spurs This Season

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills is primed to play an important role for his team this upcoming NBA season. The 6'0" scorer will be entering his eighth NBA season and just had an outstanding showing at the Rio Olympics. In fact, Mills averaged 21.2 points per game in the Olympics, which was the second highest in the tournament.
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs trying to bring in Argentinean guard Nicolas Laprovittola

According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the San Antonio Spurs are working on trying to bring Argentinean point guard Nicolas Laprovittola to the NBA. Laprovittola came off the bench for Argentina mostly in the 2016 Rio games, where he averaged 8.2 points, shot 33.3% from 3-point range, grabbed 2.2 rebounds and threw 2.7 assists in […]
Via Project Spurs
3 days ago

LeBron calls Popovich 'greatest NBA coach of all time'

LeBron James missed out on winning a gold medal at the Rio Olympics. But the NBA superstar might be considering a return to Team USA in the next Olympics to play for who he considers the “greatest coach of all time in Gregg Popovich. From Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today: In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, James left the door open for a return to the U.S. basketball...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spain, Gasol beat Spurs teammate Mills, Australia to win bronze

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Pau Gasol scored 31 points in perhaps his final Olympic game and Spain added a bronze to its collection on Sunday with an 89-88 win over Australia, again denied its first medal inside the rings.Sergio Rodriguez made two free throws with 5.4 seconds left and the Spaniards, who captured silver in 2008 at Beijing and the London Games, got the defensive stop they...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs' Gasol frustrated after another Olympic loss to US

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The proud man looked over the heads of the gathered reporters and then wistfully at the exit. He spoke slowly.Pau Gasol sounded tired. You would, too, after pushing a rock up the hill four times and then helplessly watching it roll back down to the bottom. This time, which marked the end of Spain's dream of Olympic gold at the hands of Team USA yet again, the...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker leaves Olympics empty handed

San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker and France is eliminated from the Olympics. Parker and France leave the Olympics empty handed. Tony Parker has always been an underrated player in the NBA. As far as international play though, he is considered one of the top three European players along with Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowitzki. What has Tony Parker accomplished in his NBA career? Tony...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Parker reiterates desire to play five more years with the Spurs

Tony Parker’s illustrious international basketball career may be over, but he sees his time with the San Antonio Spurs continuing for significantly longer. Parker, who announced his retirement from the French national basketball team after they lost to Spain in the Olympic quarterfinal on Wednesday, told Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports that he still wants to play five more years...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Basketball: Spurs Addition

Although Kawhi Leonard passed on his invitation to join Team USA in Rio this summer, and Gregg Popovich won’t be taking over the coaching reins until Tokyo in 2020, the internationally beloved San Antonio Spurs have left their footprints all over these Olympics. Pau Gasol – España One of the Spurs newest editions, Pau Gasol is no newcomer to the big international spotlight on...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs' Tim Duncan says no to Olympic invite from President Obama

Most people would jump at the opportunity to hop on Air Force One for an international flight to attend the Olympics with the President of the United States. Tim Duncan, however, is a rare breed. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Bruce Bowen said his former San Antonio Spurs teammate turned down an invitation from President Barack Obama to join him on a trip to the Olympics...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Putting Talent Pipeline to the Test

Even though more and more front offices around the NBA are being run by one-time apprentices of R.C. Buford and the San Antonio Spurs, the Spurs still do the draft way differently than everybody else. Most every team is looking to draft players who can contribute—some way, somehow—to the organization’s win total starting right now. The Spurs, however, draft—and stash—players...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs to chase Stephen Curry in free agency?

Stephen Curry to the San Antonio Spurs doesn’t sound so crazy, does it? Maybe this was outlandish a year ago. But after watching Kevin Durant ditch the Oklahoma City Thunder in favor of the Golden State Warriors, anything seems possible. In fact, Durant heading to Golden State might have more long-term ramifications on the Western Conference than previously thought. As Bleacher...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich: ‘I can never retire’

There are some unfortunate souls out there who do not understand Gregg Popovich’s sense of humor. It comes from the Jerry Seinfeld brand of dry humor, and requires a bit more thinking. It’s definitely not the slapstick humor that most have become accustomed to. The San Antonio Spurs head coach was back at it again recently, sarcastically blaming his players for his inability...
Via Sportsnaut
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

The Spurs Are Reportedly Interested In Trading For Greg Monroe

The Milwaukee Bucks have made it very clear that Greg Monroe is on the trading block.  They might have a trade partner in the San Antonio Spurs.  With future Hall of Fame big man Tim Duncan deciding to retire, San Antonio has a hole to fill on its front line. Monroe, 26, certainly has some deficiencies, but with career averages of 14.5 points and 9.2 rebounds, he’d be a nice...
Via College Spun
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan suing real estate company over doctored image

Former San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan didn’t necessarily make many enemies during his 19-year career in the NBA. Seen as a gentle giant, Duncan endeared himself to teammates and foes alike with an unassuming personality and a respectful manner. Less than a month into retirement, Duncan is apparently in the midst of creating a foe in the courthouse. The five-time NBA champion...
Via Sportsnaut
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich not worried about super team label

The Golden State Warriors may have added former MVP Kevin Durant in free agency, but it’s the San Antonio Spurs that have reigned supreme in the Western Conference for the better part of the past two decades. Of course, recency bias tells us a story of a Warriors squad that might have jumped San Antonio on the totem pole. Coming off a 73-win season and a second consecutive Western...
Via Sportsnaut
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan honored by San Antonio with a day named after him

Tim Duncan was one of the best players in NBA history at his position, and he’s now been given a prestigious honor to make sure his legacy is remembered for years to come. Mayor Ivy Taylor recently declared July 21 “Tim Duncan Day.” Excited to declare July 21 as #TimDuncanDay! Show your love for #21 by wearing @spurs gear & post a pic. @COSAGOV pic.twitter.com/a7nrkMu6pB...
Via The Sports Daily
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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