TAG: san antonio spurs

instagram / Sep 29, 2014 / 10:30 am

Boris Diaw’s Perfect Response To Gregg Popovich’s Weight Crack

Gregg Popovich, Boris Diaw

It was in good fun when Gregg Popovich joked that his Spurs were wagering on forward Boris Diaw‘s weight before training camp opens this week. Diaw signed an extension and his anodyne girth provides a potency in a range of roles with the Spurs. Still, Diaw’s response on Instagram was classic. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 27, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Tim Duncan Stalled But Came Back For Chance At Back-To-Back Titles

Tim Duncan

When the San Antonio Spurs captured the fifth title of Tim Duncan‘s career this past spring, the thought of retirement flitted across his purview. Duncan, who will turn 39 in April next year, had just completed his 17th season in an NBA career where he’s achieved just about everything you can on an NBA hardwood. Still, with a chance to capture back-to-back titles for the first time in his career, Duncan wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye — though the idea stayed with him for some time, as he told reporters during San Antonio’s media day on Friday. Read More »

Smack / Sep 26, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Gregg Popovich Says Spurs Are Betting On Boris Diaw’s Offseason Weight Gain

Gregg Popovich

These San Antonio Spurs will always be about Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan first and foremost, with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili in the near background, too. And as Kawhi Leonard’s star rises ever higher, perhaps he’ll make that exalted quartet a fivesome. But to us, nothing embodies the champion Spurs more than the playful and respectful nature of the relationship between Boris Diaw and San Antonio’s eminently quotable coach. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron James Says There’s A “Greater Chance” He Stays In Miami If They Beat Spurs

LeBron James, Tim Duncan

In LeBron James‘ chat with Rachel Nichols for CNN’s Unguarded — airing tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET — he already admitted to losing a few pounds, which could spell trouble for Cavs opponents. But James also talked to Nichols about his decision to come back home this summer, and how a return might have been delayed had the Heat not been thumped so severely by the Spurs in June. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 25, 2014 / 10:30 am

Tim Duncan Defends Hawks GM, Danny Ferry, Saying “He’s Not A Racist”

Tim Duncan, Kids Draven & Sydney

When current embattled Hawks GM Danny Ferry — who is facing a lot of calls to end his tenure with Atlanta after his comments about Luol Deng joined the Spurs as the VP of basketball operations in 2010. Ferry had played the last three seasons of his career San Antonio and it was his interim home before he took over his current Hawks role in 2012. Consequently, former teammate Tim Duncan defended Ferry in a radio interview with The Hardline 1250 am on Wednesday, telling listeners, “he’s not a racist.” Read More »

Smack / Sep 23, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Bruce Bowen Blames James Harden’s Defense On Houston’s Coaches

James Harden, Kevin Durant

It’s become commonplace to yuk it up every time we catch James Harden sleepwalking on defense. It’s such easy fodder for a guy who believes he’s the best all-around player in the NBA. In the same Q&A where Bruce Bowen talked about Tracy McGrady and Vince Carter settling and why it’s unfair he’s been labeled a “dirty player, San Antonio Express-News scribe Dan McCarney also asked Bowen about watching Harden’s defense. Bowen’s answer might surprise you. Read More »

NBA / Sep 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

Derrick Rose

With the new season just over a month away, we tackle the biggest questions facing the NBA in 2014-2015. Will LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title? Will the Houston Rockets regret letting Chandler Parsons get away? Will Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher help the re-built New York Knicks to the playoffs? Find out the answers to those pressing queries and more with our 10 biggest questions entering the 2014-2015 season. Read More »

Video / Sep 21, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Tony Parker Makes Overhead, Backwards Halfcourt Shot Look Easy

Tony Parker

Tony Parker (photo. Léquipe 21 Vine)

Not even close, Shabazz Napier. Move over, Andre Drummond. Your halfcourt trick-shots pale in comparison to Tony Parker’s. Read More »

NBA / Sep 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Popovich Says Heat Didn’t Respond Well Mentally After Game 2 Finals Win

Gregg Popovich

Always deflecting attention away from himself and his brilliant championship team, Gregg Popovich says the San Antonio Spurs’ mesmerizing play in the last three games of the NBA Finals was about more than their standalone performance. According to the future Hall-of-Famer, the complacent attitude of their opponents was influential to the Spurs’ incredible and ultimately crowning success. Read More »

Smack / Sep 16, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Tim Duncan Will Be Appearing In An Issue Of The Punisher

Sydney Duncan, Tim Duncan, Draven Duncan

Tim Duncan once wore a knee brace with the logo of Marvel’s The Punisher on it. Now, the five-time NBA champion will appear in an upcoming issue of the Marvel comic series. Read More »