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Smack / Jan 24, 2015 / 11:45 am

Gregg Popovich ‘Enjoys’ Thinking Of Kobe Bryant’s Clutch Heroics VS Spurs

Gregg Popovich, Kobe Bryant

Gregg Popovich, basketball masochist? Nah. Pop and the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs were haunted enough by their heartbreaking loss to the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals that we know that’s not the case. Like all of us, though, San Antonio’s long-time coach says he gleans a strange sort of enjoyment from Kobe Bryant’s crunch-time heroics – even those that come against his own team. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 23, 2015 / 12:15 am

GIF: This Behind-The-Back Assist Proves Manu Ginobili Is A Warlock

Manu Ginobili

The Spurs got crushed by the Bulls tonight with Derrick Rose performing a retro waltz at the United Center. The wily Argentinian Manu Ginobili got into the fun, too. Read More »

NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 11:45 pm

Video: Derrick Rose Shimmies & Shakes On Reverse Layup

Tim Duncan, Derrick Rose

The same night it became apparent Derrick Rose isn’t back to the All-Star level according to the fans, he went off momentarily when the Bulls beat down the Spurs on TNT. We see too little of the Tasmanian Devil in his post-surgery game (to be expected), but the bouncy changes of motion and driving angles that shouldn’t exist, but bend space for him anyway, sometimes coalesce still. A reverse layup five minutes into the third quarter shows this more than prose can. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 21, 2015 / 4:30 pm

Report: San Antonio Spurs Eyeing LaMarcus Aldridge In Free Agency

LaMarcus Aldridge, Boris Diaw

These San Antonio Spurs can’t exist forever. Fortunately for owner Peter Holt, GM R.C. Buford, and company, though, they aren’t half as uncomfortable admitting that depressing reality as we are. Read More »

NBA / Jan 16, 2015 / 1:45 pm

Kawhi Leonard Likely To Play Versus Blazers

Kawhi Leonard

It speaks volumes of the San Antonio Spurs’ overall quality that they’ve been able to stay afloat in the Western Conference despite a deluge of injuries over the season’s first half. And that it’s on the verge of full health, perhaps Gregg Popovich’s team can regain the form unequaled that makes them defending champions. After missing the past 15 games with a torn ligament in his shooting hand, reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard will likely play on Friday versus the Portland Trail Blazers. Read More »

Smack / Jan 13, 2015 / 10:15 am

Video: Kawhi’s Stone Face After Prez Obama Cracks Bonner Blogging Joke

Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Marco Bellinelli, President Barack Obama

Yesterday the Spurs visited the White House to accept congratulations from President Barack Obama after winning the 2014 NBA Finals — the most lopsided win in NBA Finals history. Obama gave a speech, naturally, and even mentioned the Red Mamba’s sandwich blogging side gig. But even a Presidential zinger couldn’t get Kawhi Leonard to crack a smile. Read More »

Video / Jan 9, 2015 / 11:15 am

Watch This Tongue-In-Cheek Animated Short: “Spurs Special Forces”

Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

We’d always assumed the San Antonio Spurs were really a rag-tag band of elite Special Forces. Gregg Popovich is obviously a spy after earning a Soviet Studies BA from the Air Force Academy and flirting with the C.I.A. Plus, there’s no way they can pass so well without some serious training usually reserved for the Green Berets. That’s what makes Matt Hill‘s animated spoof: Spurs Special Forces for BallerBall so on point. Come check out Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Pop as the Spurs Special Forces. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 7, 2015 / 11:15 am

Video: Brandon Jennings’ Game-Winning Floater After Spurs Turn Ball Over

Brandon Jennings

We already showed you the Pistons sealing their win over the Spurs with Stan Van Gundy‘s “f**king wall” defense. But a weird succession played out to get the Pistons in a position to win on the road, and it featured a rare mistake by the Spurs and a clutch Brandon Jennings bank-shot that almost came at the buzzer. Read More »

Smack / Jan 7, 2015 / 10:45 am

Video: Stan Van Gundy Tells Team To “Form A F**king Wall” To Seal Spurs Win

Stan Van Gundy, Pistons

The Pistons won their sixth straight game since waiving Josh Smith last night, and it came against the defending champion Spurs, 105-104. After Brandon Jennings put the Pistons ahead 105-104 with just 0.1 seconds left, Stan Van Gundy was very clear about Detroit’s defense on the final play. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 4, 2015 / 12:00 pm

Gregg Popovich Says Kawhi Leonard Is “Weeks” Away From A Return

Kawhi Leonard

It appears that Gregg Popovich – shocker! – was right about the extent of Kawhi Leonard’s right hand injury. 12 days after player and coach offered drastically disparate timelines on the reigning Finals MVP’s prospective return to the floor, Popovich said that Leonard is still “weeks” away from playing again. Read More »