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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 »

Latest News / Oct 1, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Roy Hibbert Texts Tim Duncan To Learn About Spurs’ Ball Movement

Tim Duncan, Roy Hibbert

Perhaps you didn’t know, but last summer Roy Hibbert traveled down to San Antonio to train with Tim Duncan. Last year his offseason exodus was the first glimpse we got of Hibbert’s new Hulk physique. Now comes word Hibbert also texts the San Antonio center to learn about the secrets to the Spurs’ success, specifically their ball movement. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”

Kevin Love, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” 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 »

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 »