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NBA / Oct 19, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Video: Watch Rookie Shabazz Napier Lead The Heat Past Spurs In OT

Jeff Ayres, Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier is forcing Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra into an uncomfortable position when it comes to the Heat’s point guards. With Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers ahead of Napier in the depth chart, something might have to change if Napier continues to torch teams in preseason like he did in Miami’s OT win over the still short-handed defending champs on Saturday night. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 19, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Manu Ginobili Says He’s Pain-Free But “Way Behind Basketball-Wise”

Manu Ginobili

No team’s system is more effective or relentless than the San Antonio Spurs’. In the past two seasons alone, Gregg Popovich and company have turned cast-offs Danny Green, Boris Diaw, and Patty Mills into extremely valuable, role-playing cogs that helped them to two consecutive Finals appearances and the 2014 NBA championship. More than any other organization in the league, the Spurs consistently push their players to the peak of their ability. But make no mistake – San Antonio needs its stars to play like stars to be its best. To that end, the Spurs will be pleased to know that 37 year-old Manu Ginobili says he’s fully healthy for the first time in years. But the Argentinian legend also warns that he’s “way behind” in terms of on-court comfort. Read More »

Smack / Oct 19, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Popovich Says Suns Owner Should Have Been Wearing A Chicken Suit For Comments

Gregg Popovich

Two days after Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver apologized to his fans for the San Antonio Spurs bringing a depleted team to an exhibition between the Western Conference foes, Gregg Popovich fired back in a way only he could. Calling Sarver’s comments “silly,” the legendary Spurs coach upped the ante by quipping that he was surprised the CEO of Western Alliance Bank wasn’t wearing a chicken suit when he took the mic during Thursday’s game. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 19, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Kawhi Leonard May Miss Start Of Regular Season With Eye Infection

Kawhi Leonard

This is awful news. An infection in Kawhi Leonard‘s right eye that’s kept him out of all but one preseason game has spread to his left eye and he’ll miss the rest of the preseason. His return for the start of the regular season against Dallas (Oct. 28) is now in jeopardy. Leonard played 29 minutes in San Antonio’s preseason opener in Berlin, but afterwards complained about an eye infection when the team arrived in Istabul for their second overseas game. He hasn’t played since. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 17, 2014 / 2:15 pm

GIF: Goran Dragic Behind-The-Back Pass For Miles Plumlee Jam

Goran Dragic

Goran Dragic will likely opt out of the final year of his Suns contract this summer in an attempt to secure a bigger deal. Whether his new deal ends up being the maximum allowable depends on his performance this season and the looming cap increase after the billions in TV-rights dinero is unleashed. Dragic showed why he might demand max money during Phoenix’s lopsided win over a short-handed Spurs team last night. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 17, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Suns Owner Apologizes For Spurs Keeping Stars & Coach Home

Robert Sarver

During last night’s Spurs-Suns game in Phoenix, the San Antonio side was missing a large portion of their personnel. That’s because coach Gregg Popovich joined five Spurs (including Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard) who missed San Antonio’s trip to Phoenix. Suns owner Robert Sarver, took time mid-game to apologize to his fans for the absence. Read More »

NBA / Oct 14, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Fans Attending Spurs’ Opener Will Receive Replica Championship Rings

San Antonio Spurs Replica Ring

None of us will ever play in a NBA game. Very, very few of us will ever work for a team. But at least the San Antonio Spurs are allowing fans to dream. The 2013-2014 champions announced that attendees of their opening night game against the Dallas Mavericks on October 28 will receive replica championship rings. Read More »

Video / Oct 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

A Kobe Bryant, Kawhi Leonard Hybrid? Gregg Popovich Would Take It

Gregg Popovich

Gregg Popovich (Soobum Im, USATODAY)

The San Antonio Spurs won their second round of competition in the NBA’s Global Games on Saturday, beating Fenerbahce Ulker 96-90 in Istanbul. As a result, Gregg Popovichwas in a bit more affable post-game mood than he was two days ago after his team lost on a buzzer-beater. Asked after today’s game by a foreign reporter why “Kobe Leonard” didn’t play for the Spurs, an initially confused Popovich offered the perfect response. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 10, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Boris Diaw’s New Contract With The Spurs Includes Weight-Based Incentives

Boris Diaw

The San Antonio Spurs have mostly approached Boris Diaw’s lingering weight issues with levity. Gregg Popovich has frequently mentioned Diaw’s physique since the Frenchman came aboard as a mid-season castaway in 2011-2012, and did so most recently at the beginning of training camp – the Spurs were supposedly taking bets on Diaw’s weight beginning at 275 pounds. Ever clever, Diaw responded by posting a wry photo on Facebook with a caption directed at Popovich. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Oct 9, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Photos: Lady Gaga Poses With Spurs’ Parker, Ginobili, & Larry O’Brien Trophy

Tony Parker, Lady Gaga

We tried to come up with a few puns or sarcastic jabs to discuss the photos Lady Gaga posted to Instagram of her posing with the Larry O’Brien Trophy, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker. We even quickly jotted down our list of favorite Gaga songs – that may or may not begin with “Bad Romance” – for inspiration. But upon reading the songstress’ sincere, gracious captions, we’ll simply let the pics speak for themselves. Read More »