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Video / Nov 19, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Watch Kawhi Leonard Actually Grin In The New Spurs H-E-B Commercials

Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills, Kawhi Leonard

If you’re not familiar, H-E-B is a privately owned grocery chain based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs, naturally, are a perfect for their ad campaigns, and a new set recently debuted featuring Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills. In a couple of them, Kawhi even cracks a smile (!!), and we get to see more of Duncan’s deadpan delivery. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 19, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Derrick Rose, Tim Duncan Are Really Excited For Foot Locker’s Week Of Greatness

Tim Duncan

Just how psyched should SneakerHeads be for the “Week Of Greatness?” Basketball robots Derrick Rose and Tim Duncan are excited enough to share a call about it in this amusing new spot from Foot Locker. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Nov 17, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Watch DeMarcus Cousins Get Best Of Tim Duncan & Spurs In 4th Quarter

Tim Duncan, DeMarcus Cousins

Tim Duncan, DeMarcus Cousins

Tim Duncan isn’t quite ready to pass his torch to another preternaturally talented big man. Whenever he is, though, we’ve an idea to whom the five-time champion will bestow it: DeMarcus Cousins. In an epic battle pitting the present’s past against its future, Cousins got the best of Duncan during the fourth quarter of the Sacramento Kings’ 94-91 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Twitter / Nov 12, 2014 / 11:15 am

GIF: Gregg Popovich & Steve Kerr Share A Laugh & Mutual Respect

Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

Despite the Spurs beating his Warriors, 113-100, coach Steve Kerr went over after the game and shared a chuckle and a handshake with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and big man Tim Duncan. Kerr, a 16-year vet as a sharpshooting guard, spent a quarter of his career in San Antonio, winning two titles in his time with Popovich and Duncan. Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Surprise! Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili Questionable Tonight Versus Warriors

Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan

The reigning champs versus the league’s most impressive team of the young season. Tuesday basketball on NBATV! Except that the San Antonio Spurs almost surely won’t be the San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are listed as questionable for tonight’s showdown against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. Read More »

Video / Nov 10, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Past Meets Present In Epic Update Of NBA’s Classic “Forever” Commercial

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James (photo. Slamdunk Mixmakin”

Have you ever wondered what Derrick Rose would look like playing with Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan? How Paul George measures up to a prime, healthy Tracy McGrady? If LeBron James’ aerial exploits compare to Julius Erving’s? You won’t ever find out, unfortunately, but this epic update of classic NBA spot “Forever” is the closest you’ll come to doing so. Read More »

NBA / Nov 6, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Spurs To Rest Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili In Tonight’s Game At Rockets

(Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

Tonight is the San Antonio Spurs’ first nationally televised back-to-back of the 2014-2015 season, and the game happens to be against one of the league’s two remaining undefeated teams. Frankly, it would be a surprise if Gregg Popovich didn’t take advantage of this golden opportunity to rest his aging stars while indirectly trolling the league in the process. And that’s exactly what he’s done, as the reigning champs announced earlier today that Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili will sit-out Thursday’s marquee matchup at the Houston Rockets. Read More »

Video / Oct 28, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Watch San Antonio Spurs Receive Championship Rings, Raise Banner

Spurs Championship Rings

Spurs Championship Rings (photo. Spurs.com)

The San Antonio Spurs open their title defense against the Dallas Mavericks tonight. Before they can get to business of this season, though, they had a final chance to reflect on their crowning achievement of the last one. Watch the Spurs raise a fifth championship banner, receive championship rings, and get a detailed look at San Antonio’s bling. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »

NBA / Oct 9, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Who Would You Choose To Start A Franchise? League GMs Want LeBron, KD

LeBron James, Kevin Durant

Were you expecting anything different? In a poll of NBA general managers conducted by USA TODAY Sports, a vast majority of respondents answered LeBron James or Kevin Durant when asked what player they would choose to start a franchise. Nine votes separated the most recent MVP winners, and only two other players received consideration from league decision-makers. Read More »