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DRob is right. It shouldn't matter. And being known as gay isn't nearly as bad as it used to be. But I disagree that it's all OK now. The support that people express is an over compensation for the continued negativity with people who openly express a dislike to all things homosexual, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender.


If it were that easy, then a straight person could pretend that they were gay (in word only) for a week and it would be no big deal for them.

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/

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Who is doing the interracial role now, Kirk Heinrich or Mike Dunleavy?

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/marco-belinelli-speaks.html

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Ginobili didn't look like he was on his last legs. He looked like he was trying to compensate for some loss of speed, and took more chances (many of the bad). I hope that either he retires and joins the coaching staff because his brain got him where his body would not have, or that he stays on as a mentor player and gets appropriate pay/minutes. But under no circumstance would I want him to be insulted. Dude did a lot for the Spurs, especially his bold attitude. Spurs are still that "corporate team" without him.

1 year, 2 months ago on A look at the Spurs salary situation heading into next season

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@ChrisCano 

I don't mind honesty. It's the peeps who are brutally honest, emphasis on brutal. Manu has been a staple for the Spurs, and still produces more than most players. Frankly, anybody who doesn't want to give him a pass until he retires wouldn't pass the Spurs fan test for me.

1 year, 2 months ago on Manu no longer the threat he used to be

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I hope that everybody that bashed Manu got a good case of the guilts. That guy is going into the Hall of Fame for basketball. His number will be retired. He, as much as Ice, Silas, Johnny, Drob, Elliot, Duncan, Avery, Bruce, and Tony, is the Spurs. 

1 year, 2 months ago on Manu no longer the threat he used to be

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The characteristic of the Miami Heat team that gets overlooked the most is their risky offense & defense that takes chances, then either gets rewarded or gets burned. When they play lesser teams, the risk is much lower. When they play better teams, like Chicago, Indiana, and San Antonio, their can either succeed big or fail. 

When the Heat switch up to be cautious, they don't have enough talent outside their big three to succeed. The big three do not have enough fundamental talent either.

It has nothing to do with heart. The Heat players have plenty of heart. 

1 year, 2 months ago on The "Effort" Narrative

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Where is part 1?

1 year, 2 months ago on Spurscast #298: Finals series, Part 2

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Couple of comments

30.9% from beyond the arc is not great, but it's equivalent to 46% from inside the arc. I can live with that, better than most guards.

Ginobili never seems to get calls anymore, whether from his pump fake or random bumps from opponents. Reason? My guess is that years of "enhancement" has officials giving the benefit of the doubt to the opponent.

I wouldn't be shocked for him to hang up the sneakers if they win a chip. I hope he goes into coaching when he is done.

1 year, 2 months ago on Manu no longer the threat he used to be

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@WithMalice 

I am not entitled to be right. I am right. There is a difference. Right didn't come to me, I went to it. 

1 year, 3 months ago on Tony Allen: Manu definitely committed a flagrant foul on me

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@WithMalice 

Convoluted reply? That isn't an unnecessary attempt at an insult?

Ginobili pushed Allen's arm downwards. You are arguing that the sky is orange. And again, you beg the question of what a basketball play is. A foul is a basketball play. It's in the rules, and teams incorporate it on a regular basis to gain advantage even when they know they will be caught. Getting caught is intentional.

You also beg the question about what caused Allen to fall. The fact is that gravity made him fall (that and he doesn't have the ability to fly). How he fell is a function of the way he jumped, the foul that Ginobili committed, and the tension that he had between his body and arm. Ginobili is only responsible for the foul, not the jump, not the tension. Those three things made the whole play an accident. Just like the play last night that was NOT called a flagrant. I guess Lebron should have gone fetal position and rubbed his face.

You can ignore it all you want. I am correct. 

1 year, 3 months ago on Tony Allen: Manu definitely committed a flagrant foul on me

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@withmalice 
My comments may seem condescending but that is because I think that I am right and you are not. I would never carry a discussion like this otherwise. I am not passionate about a non-issue - I am not paying Ginobili's fine and because the Spurs won will not be affected in any way. I just like being right and telling people about it. 
I've seen the video on my large screen TV several times. There is no doubt that Ginobili grabbed Tony Allen's forearm, but you beg the question about whether that can force Allen's body downward. I say that it can if and only if Tony Allen resists the downward motion that Ginobili put on his arm. 
Push is a direction and pull is a direction. If I bring something closer to me, it's a pull. If I try to change it's direction in any other way, it's a push.By now I am sure you saw the foul on Lebron that was virtually the same situation, except Lebron's arm was fouled on the upper arm and there was no grab that I saw. The former makes it worse, the latter makes is lesser. In all, it was about the same - minor contact that ended with a person in a vulnerable position made worse by the victim's torquing action to take a shot against the force of the foul. It happens. 

1 year, 3 months ago on Tony Allen: Manu definitely committed a flagrant foul on me

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@WithMalice Ginobili pushed Tony Allens arm down with his hand. He didn't pull down, that would require being below Allen. He didn't push Allen's body down, his shoulder, his head, or other part of Allen that would require Allen to fall by way of physics. He pushed the arm past midway of the appendage, with a hinge - a shoulder that would allow Allen's arm to lower without body lowering. Try it. Ask somebody to raise their arm in the air. Push their forearm down. If their body gets pushed down, it's because they refused to bend at a natural bending point, the shoulder.

1 year, 3 months ago on Tony Allen: Manu definitely committed a flagrant foul on me

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I have no issue with his faking it. He's trying to win - welcome to the flop club. The problem is he verbally assaults the club members.

As for the call, physics makes it hard to push a guy down by his forearm unless he a) complies by resisting the pushing action, or b) is dead had has rigamortis. The hinge of his elbow and the hinge of his shoulder allows his arm to be pushed down without his body following. In the legal biz, they call it contributory negligence. 

1 year, 3 months ago on Tony Allen: Manu definitely committed a flagrant foul on me

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Tony Allen was subbed for with 5:04 left. Hmmmmmm.

1 year, 3 months ago on Report: Tony Parker receives death threats during Game 1

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@rtesoro440 Draymond is right. New ownership, new coaches, new players, not much the same. But it's the same old Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Gregg Popovich, so there's that.

1 year, 3 months ago on Video: Warriors' Green not worried about 16-year losing streak vs. Spurs

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Nothing is a bigger death-knell than a Skip Bayless endorsement. 

1 year, 4 months ago on Bayless abandons "his" Spurs, predicts elimination in first round

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Sean is a homer, no doubt. Many fans of many teams complain about him. But there is nobody in the same league as Tommy Heinsohn. I saw that guy get screaming mad about the officiating in a game that the Celtics won, and I didn't think the calls were bad (note: _not_ a game the Spurs played in).

1 year, 5 months ago on Elliott called out for being a 'homer' announcer

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I remember in '99 when DRob knocked somebody down from the t-wolves, he was about to pick him up and realized that he was mad about the whistle (I call it the Mario Elie effect).

 

2 years, 3 months ago on Video: Tony Parker shows great sportmanship with Westbrook | May

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It is not a must win for OKC. Down 0-2 isn't too bad if you get the next 2 games at home. Spurs did that against the Hornets in 2008. They lost games 1&2 badly, won games 3&4, lost game 5 badly, won game 6, then won game 7 on the road.

 

Of course it won't matter when we think. 

2 years, 3 months ago on 3-on-3: Shaken?

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Zach Lowe had a good article on Parker's games vs Thunder. http://nba-point-forward.si.com/2012/05/25/tony-parker/

2 years, 3 months ago on Spurs' Parker gives Russell Westbrook some lockerroom material | May

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I will bet that Pop wanted Tony to challenge Westbrook so the guy would feel it's necessary to dominate (which leads to OKC self-destructing).

2 years, 3 months ago on Spurs' Parker gives Russell Westbrook some lockerroom material | May

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I want to give home more heck about is 'insulted' comment, but it's just too easy there. 

2 years, 3 months ago on Millsap taking Jazz 3-0 hole personal | May

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On one hand, Spurs won 3/4 games and only lost with big 3 out (and terrible officiating down the stretch). On the other hand, officiating always favors the Jazz in Utah... especially without Steve Javie in the crew. Anybody that doesn't remember him, he didn't give a flying flip about who booed him.

2 years, 3 months ago on Jazz, Corbin looking to fight back in Game 3 | May

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I thought GH is a 2nd year players.

2 years, 4 months ago on Hayward may want to consult with Garnett on 'shocking the world' | April

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unfortunately, Spurs have only played 64 games. but I think Pop will rest guys instead of shooting for the Bulls like last year (when Ginobili broke his arm against the Suns).

2 years, 4 months ago on Parker not shy about possible playoff matchups with Lakers, Mavs | April

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I did not think what he said was that bad. I can be just as good or better does not mean I will be just as good or better. He believes in his upside, nothing wrong with that. 

2 years, 4 months ago on Warriors’ Klay Thompson says he can be better than Ginobili | May

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I don't care who rebounds the ball as long as we keep it close enough to let the Spurs advantages win the game. If Patty Mills has 10 boards, no big deal as long we we don't give up all the fast break points.

2 years, 4 months ago on Spurs seeing mixed results against West giants | April

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 @growndhawgg I think he needs to pass the physical first.

2 years, 5 months ago on Remembering (or trying to forget) Richard Jefferson | March

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I say that Aaron Brooks is looking better all the time. When is the Chinese season over?

2 years, 5 months ago on Ford to sit out rest of season, considering retirement | March

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What the Knicks beat the Spurs in is knucklehead count: JR Smith, Baron Davis, Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. Who on the Spurs counts as a certified knucklehead?

2 years, 5 months ago on Amar'e says Spurs don't have talent to compete with Knicks | March

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Even the Spurs fan that sits behind the announcers had a Bulls-fan buddy with him this time. 

 

This is what D in the playoffs looks like. I just can't expect too much if Bonner and Co. can't get their shots off quickly enough or the cutters can't make their shots with the (un-called) contact. This also reminds me of what other fans must have felt for years when the Spurs would get away with contact because of the Defensive reputation. I still feel like a 15th-rated D will not be good enough to win another chip.

2 years, 6 months ago on Rose, Bulls’ defense ruin Spurs’ return home | February

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I can remember when David Robinson came back from an injury in late 95 only to get hurt again. He played 6 games that season. So painful (to me as a fan).

2 years, 6 months ago on Ginobili having a hard time; Tim and Tony getting some recognition | February

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@Jeff Fox What about Bill Bradley? Ginobili is second. Bradley won an Olympic gold, a European championship, and NBA titles. On the other hand, Bill never killed a flying bat with his bare hands.

3 years ago on Writers on Spurs' Hall of Fame hopefuls | August

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huh? rodman didn't want somebody to be something they weren't but he wanted drob to be somebody else? i just want to win, but i'll take my shoes off during the key part of the game?

dude, you are talking out of both sides of your mouth, and people are giving you way too much face time. let's get some more artis.

3 years ago on Rodman recounts his days as a Spur | August

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Eye on Basketball is confused between ego and fragile ego. The two Spurs listed have tremendous egos, so big they will give it all. They are known for diving on the floor, playing to win, and have ripped hearts of opposing players out and ate them in public. They just never beat their chest about it.

3 years, 1 month ago on Duncan, Ginobili among least likeable All-Stars | July

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Diana Taurasi failed the same test, then they found that the result was incorrect.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/09/sports/la-sp-0610-diana-taurasi-20110610

3 years, 2 months ago on Former Spur Gist fails drug test | July

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I'm with MVP - Amare's suspension didn't help them but it was only one game. They lost by two games.

Worst loss for me was against the Lakers. Spurs had a good shot at it. If Joey calls the foul at the buzzer that the league admitted was a foul, bones hits three free throws (very realistic), and spurs win OT (they had momentum at that point), they may have found enough to win the series then beat the Celtics.

3 years, 2 months ago on 2007 playoff series loss to Spurs spurred Mavs' Marion | June

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I need, not want, NEED to see that interview tomorrow.

3 years, 2 months ago on Video: Popovich doesn't care what Parker says | June

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Robinson didn't play for the Spurs until 1989 when Shaq was a freshmen at LSU. Shaq made it up.



3 years, 3 months ago on Shaq lists Robinson as one of the top 5 centers of all time | June

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how much you wanna bet that walter pasacrita never acknowledges that? i hate how he rails on spurs fans all the time.

dave

3 years, 3 months ago on Local Ratings Rise During 10-11' Spurs Season | May

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@GRIZZFAN13 it's your first one, i get it, it's fun. congrats. i don't think your team can win the series.

3 years, 4 months ago on Grizzles confident about series with Spurs | April

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I don't know if the Spurs will win it all, they have some weaknesses. I am not worried about them losing to the Grizz.

First, if they were that good, why are they an eighth seed? Even in the East, they'd be a 6th seed at best (something they could have done if they had any balls).

Second, if they beat the Spurs, which probably the third or fourth worse upset in playoffs history behind Mavs/Warriors and Sonics/Nuggets, then the Spurs were who the national media says they are. But nobody can take away the four titles.

I'm not worried. I doubt the Spurs are worried. Nobody is going to overlook the Grizz, which is why the Spurs will win in 4 or 5 games.

Dave

3 years, 4 months ago on Grizzles confident about series with Spurs | April

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I heard this in 99, 01, 03, 06, etc. 8 seeds are supposed to believe in themselves, then lose.

dave

3 years, 4 months ago on Grizzles confident about series with Spurs | April

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anybody think kolby should be suspended?

* Gay slur

* at the referee

* right after receiving a technical foul for inappropriate behavior

* would have been 16th technical had the officials called him for that

i don't have any animosity to him for that. at minimum, a public apology and maybe a fine. but i wouldn't be surprised if he got 2 or 3 game suspension for that.

dave

3 years, 4 months ago on The Morning After: Spurs vs. Lakers | April

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he only cares about missing free throws and celebrating going to OT.

3 years, 4 months ago on Mavs' Terry doesn't care for the Spurs. Shocking! | April

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it's amazing to see the spurs getting any love from anybody. spurs have a 6 game losing streak, most without duncan, some without ginobili, etc., and people write 'em off. lakers lose 4 in a row it "they're disinterested because these games don't matter". double-effing-standard.

3 years, 4 months ago on Julius 'Dr. J' Erving like to watch the Spurs and more | March

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he would have sooo had it against charlotte if he'd played. where are gregg's priorities these days?

3 years, 5 months ago on Number 21 about to move into 21st place | March

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every coach on the list yells during games except phil, and he talks too much between games. I think d'antoni should be there too. he always looks like he has to poop.

3 years, 5 months ago on Some NBA players think Popovich is annoying | March

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The game was uglier than the score indicates. That makes me think about how the kind of win counts more in Hollinger's rankings more than the buzzer beater. But then, Spurs have always been the Hollinger exception.

3 years, 5 months ago on Spurs close out Rockets with late scoring attack | March

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Jeff, he doesn't have to say that. It's better to under promise and over deliver than be a Mav. End of story.

Dave

3 years, 6 months ago on Jason Terry says Mavericks can catch Spurs

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