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the only time i recall us winning on christmas was against phoenix in '09. otherwise we usually lose.
1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-spurs-to-host-thunder-to-christmas-day.html
my favorite george hill moment will always be when kobe tried to punk him but he was having none of it, with the cherry on top being tim duncan's "seriously, dude?" glare at kobe. we wouldn't be the team we are today without kawhi (who quickly became one of my favorite spurs of all time), but there will always be a special place in our hearts for george hill .
3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
i'd say overall this is correct. '99 and '14 can be argued either way, but they're definitely top 2. '03 is next without a doubt because of the story lines (david's retirement, big 3, etc), and while '05 and '07 were exciting they were generally expected and lack the story lines of the other three titles to give them any specific meaning.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/which-title-is-the-most-meaningful.html
i don't think people are expecting that much from ayers aside from spot-up minutes, but we are warranted in wondering why he can't catch a simple pass. it's like his hands are made of brick. you can blame it on inexperience or not being used to manu, but the reality is this has been a problem for him throughout his career. it could be something as simple as him thinking about his shot before the ball gets to him, or it could be that his hand-eye coordination just isn't that good. obviously he deserves another year to adjust like most spurs newvomers, but if he can't improve in that regard then this simply isn't the system for him.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
ok lakers fans, time for you to chill out, and if you don't like reading from a spurs site then leave. you ask why this article is here, it's because kobe bryant keeps talking about the spurs. no one has a problem with what he's saying, but because he's kobe it will make the news. perhaps his expectations are a little unrealistic, but that's ok because everyone motivates themselves differently.
i'll agree with you that nadine is weird and disrespectful (personally i've never seen her on this site before), but so are tons of lakers fans. if you think this article is insulting, just go on over to your buddy kevin ding at bleacher report, who just can't help but write scathing articles about the spurs even when they're winning championships while the lakers are out of the playoffs. here's a couple of links to get you started and perhaps make you feel a little better about yourselves:
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kobe-bryant-says-spurs-championship-is-motivation-for-lakers.html
@l2b @ChrisCano @jdolin you'd have to ask the writers, but if he keeps bringing up the spurs on his own we'll have to keep hearing about it.
motivation is one thing, ability is an entirely different story.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kobe-bryant-says-spurs-championship-is-motivation-for-lakers.html
more accurately kawhi played in 2 1/2 games against okc. he left one after 15 min when he broke his hand.
3 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/5-things-to-watch-spurs-vs-thunder-game-1.html
i've always wondered: phil jackson won the 3 championships before and after '99. if he had won that year, would he have asked for an asterisk on his own team?
4 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/knicks-phil-jackson-the-spurs-are-not-a-dynasty.html
they peaked too early last year, too...27 sec before the final buzzer
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/spurs-tony-parker-admits-concerns-of-team-peaking-early.html
*cringe*! i don't even like to think of him as a former spur. the spurs used to make him go buy normal clothes to wear to games, and they'd always send him to my uncle because he was the only one who could tolerate rodman's immaturity.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-former-spur-dennis-rodman-plays-basketball-in-full-drag-queen-outfit.html
you didn't bother to ask what they think of brett brown?
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/
i can't enjoy kawhi's highlights without hitting mute so i don't have to listen to horribleness that is bill simmons.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/kawhi-leonard-full-highlights-vs-lakers-2.html
i'm glad he left, because if we had given him a big contract we may have never brought manu over. all's well that ends well. his loss, not our's.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Former Spur Derek Anderson revisits 2002 free agency
i think the spurs are good to go as is. they're probably even better than last year. basically replace gary neal’s production with patty and marco, add a healthier manu and you have a huge upgrade and more depth on the bench than last year.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Granger passing on Spurs is blessing in disguise
mr. sec is traditionalist? that's the understatement of the year.
6 months ago on Arkansas Changing Official School Color? What The?
if kobe, paul and westbrook are still out tony might slide in as a sub or wildcard (although he could use the rest), and i can see tim being selected by the coaches.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Not looking good for San Antonio Spurs for All-Star Game
@nicky2gs you are over-complicating what I am trying to say way too much. i agree with you that different situations call for different players (which is entirely the point i'm trying to make) and more often than not diaw will be better, but...and that's a big BUT...if it's a situation where height and a defensive presence arounf the rim is needed, he should go with baynes (again, assuming tiago or tim isn't available). the few times we've seen baynes with the first or second unit he has held is own very well. i know pop will go with diaw and bonner more often than not, and in most cases that's the right way to go, but there are those few matchups (indiana, memphis, houston, missesota, etc) where if tim or tiago are missing baynes might be the better way to go. that's all i'm saying and it's not that complicated.
8 months, 1 week ago on Popovich: Aron Baynes just needs an opportunity
@nicky2gs you are misinformed: i did not say that pop should play baynes over splitter, he should play baynes when splitter or tim isn't available and he needs a tall presence. tiago's height is what was affecting david west, and once pop went small west went to work on them. baynes is a much better interior defender than diaw, bonner or ayers and if anything would have provided a stronger presence in the paint and around the rim. if pop has one weakness it's being too dedicated to certain rotations and players even if the situation is wrong for them or if that player isn't performing. all i'm asking is in the future when pop needs to stay big and is mssing tiago or tim, he'll go with baynes instead of settling for small ball even if it hurts the team.
question: why didn't pop play him against the pacers?! the one qtr where the spurs were beating them was when splitter was in there, but once he went down and pop went small it all unraveled because we needed a bigger defensive presnce around rim. hopefully pop will learn from this and not hesitate to go big with baynes when he's missing tim or tiago.
is it just me or does danny appear to live in a very modest neighborhood for someone that makes $3 mil a year? (don't get me wrong: there's nothing wrong with him saving money, it's just something i noticed)
9 months ago on Video: Danny Green shows off his 7-foot boa constrictor
man you guys are negative for so early in the season. all this "losing hope" stuff is way too premature especially while the team is really starting to mesh.
9 months, 1 week ago on Spurscast #308: Surprises, Fashion Faux Pas, and Evaluating the Spurs
all i can say about the spurs' christmas uniforms is thank god they don't have a guady logo or colors. that's what makes the bulls' and knicks' uniforms that much worse.
it's a good thing the spurs don't have a logo that looks guady or cartoonish once you blow it up (like the bulls, for example). i can't say i like these that much, but if you look at some of the other teams' christmas versions the spurs' aren't that bad thanks to the subtle color and logo.
that being said, it seems like the league is taking everything everyone hated about last year's "creative" alternates (sleeves, only the logo and no team name, etc) and making it worse.
9 months, 1 week ago on Spurs' Christmas Day jerseys unveiled
where's tony when you need him? ;-)
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: Patty Mills, Boris Diaw sing 'Killing Me Softly' at karaoke bar
why would we get mad at pop for saying kawhi is better than bowen? it's beyond obvious that kawhi has infinite more upside than bowen ever did.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Popovich says Kawhi is better than Bowen
it's not something anyone seemed to noticed during the game, including the lakers crown. there were far more noticeable flops last year that went unpunished, so if the league is going to call this one hopefully that means they'll crack down on the extremely obvious ones, too.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Spurs' Mills receives flop warning from league
i'm shocked y'all made it through that entire discussion without mentioning diaw. his suprising competitiveness and willingness to shoot should be one of, if not the biggest suprise so far.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Spurs Roundtable: How are the Spurs looking 3 games into the season? (Video)
it's not he greatest show of sportsmanship in the world, but batum said he immediately regretting taking the shot and apologized without any prompting after the game. i think it will be easily forgotten.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Tim Duncan Not Amused with Nic Batum’s Last Second Heave
he says idiotic things, and that leaves us wondering why we often think of him as one of the better commentators. of course the answer to that is simple: he's far superior compared to idiots like shaq, magic, jalen rose and bill simmons, but still...
i think he's just going to say the same thing every year until his prediction ultimately comes true, then he'll praise himself as a genious even if he was wrong the previous ten times.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on 'Sir Charles' Slams the Spurs... Again
That elbow from Allen wasn't inadvertant. There, I said it ;-)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Tim Duncan day-to-day with chest contusion
the AP calls that elbow from allen inadvertant, but i disagree. he stuck it out there last second to move timmy out of the way. maybe it was inadvertantly hard, but it should have been an offensive foul nonetheless. (as a side note, if someone had elbowed allen that hard he would have been flopping on the floor like a guppy. kudos to tim for being tough.)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on San Antonio Spurs 101, Memphis Grizzlies 94: Spurs pick up where they dropped Grizzlies off
@LiveSpurs I think he's better than you give him credit for. besides, what harm does he do? he's not keeping anyone more deserving from playing, he'll win a game or two for you with some hot shooting each season, and he's a good presence in the locker room. there's a reason he's still here and Stephen Jackson is not...
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Video: Matt Bonner goes as 'The Red Mamba' at SA Comic Con
@LiveSpurs "Y" do you even follow the spurs then? if you don't like them or their roster, go somewhere else. simple as that.
chris paul is better in name only. he's basically become the cliche answer with no one ever putting any real thought into it. the fact is tony has individually outplayed him for the vast majority of their meetinfs against eachother. people can claim that's because of the teams they play on all they want, but look beyond win totals. stats show tony almost always outplays paul, which is suprising considering paul is (rightfully or not) considered a better shooter and defender.
10 months ago on Spurs rank in annual NBA GM survey
oh god no. i'm all about supporting the troops, but an entire camo jersey is too much, and it's exponentially worse with those darn sleeves (to put it nicely). i'm with kawhi: they could do better.
10 months ago on Spurs set to wear sleeved camo jerseys
he sure has a lot to say for a player who waited almost all summer ofr a contract and evetually agreed to a one-year vet's minimum...at the ripe ol' age of 24. if he had taken better care of himself and looked to improve after his rookie year maybe it would have been different.
that being said. the fact is he and RJ were both "false-positives": they appeared to bring some improvement to what seemed like an aging, declining team, but their weaknesses shined through in the playoffs and that was that.
10 months, 1 week ago on DeJuan Blair says Spurs had Finals won, not him
here is all you need to know about karl malone: http://www.makingpages.org/hoops/Malone.danger.html
btw, does he know we aren't even in iraq anymore?
10 months, 1 week ago on Karl Malone says NBA players need to 'man up'
"It was the fourth consecutive season the Spurs were better with Ginobili on the court." Bazinga, haters.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Ginobili happy to be playing with Marco Belinelli
for whatever reason we often struggle in milwaukee. why do i feel like gary will drop a career high and a game-winning three on us on dec. 11?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Ex-Spur Neal says Finals loss will be hard to get over
did they review the no calls on our last two possessions of OT? i've always been able to ignore that because it never should have come to that point anyway, but still that was 5 pts lost at the end of a 3 pt loss.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on NBA refs refute Rick Barry's claim Ray Allen traveled in NBA Finals
@JeffProjectSpurs @alamoaggie08 hmm that's toughie. probably tiago splitter because he's so hot ;-)
11 months ago on Video: Spurs fan gets Danny Green in his hair
as a girl...no. (p.s. those are some freaky teeth!)
i'm more than certain they will use last season's disappointing end as fuel and not let disappointment linger. 2011 ended badly and seemed like the end, and look what they did in 2012. 2012 ended badly and seemed like the end, and look what they did in 2013...i say that trend continues and the fuel from the last few years is enough to take that final step. i'm read!y go spurs go!
11 months ago on Spurs Roundtable: Concerns and more heading into new Spurs season (Video)
not sure i've ever seen him clean shaven and with short hair!
11 months, 1 week ago on Video: Spurs' Mills on life in the NBA, being a Spur & more
@John at MrSEC @alamoaggie08
oh for the love of god, john, i'm talking in general, not directly to or about you. the internet world does actually revolve around more than MrSEC.com. heck i'm giving you credit for actually recognizing those things considering several other sites haven't. is there no such thing as general comments anymore? has it gotten to the point that nothing can be said anymore that doesn't 100% directly relate to every word in your article or praise your royal SEC-ness?
what i'm talking about is the "rumors" that circulated everywhere all summer long leading up to this game, and all i'm saying is i'm glad they've been put to rest. you know, kinda like what you said? was it mostly trash talk by opposing fans and some media members that needed to get a negative post about A&M out there? of course, but they can't claim that crap anymore. plenty of people (yes, including you) pushed that "saban has had time to prepare" line so much so that sumlin finally had to respond to it in a recent press conference with his simple "we have coaches, too" line.
finally, you want to talk about allegedly putting words in others' mouths (or in this case comments), where did i say you were wrong about the outcome of the game? i didn't go into that game with high expectations of winning (mainly because of the defense), but i, like you, think johnny came out of this game a winner anyway. he put all the general rumors and assumptions to rest, and now people are talking about his play on the field (in a good way), not off it. another common rumor (and let me just confirm so that you don't get confused again: i'm talking about in general, not something generated by you) was that anything other than a win would be bad news for johnny and would tarnish his image even more. well, guess what? despite the loss, despite the INT's, he still came out of it a better candidate for the heisman than he went in, and he came out of it without being hated any more than he already was. if he had to lose, when all is said and done it's not a bad situation to be in, correct?
11 months, 1 week ago on Is A&M’s Manziel That Good Or Is Bama’s Defense Not As Good As 2012? Yes
one thing can finally put to rest: no more of this "whoever has had however long to figure ouy and prepare for johnny/A&M offense". that saying got so old it was ridculous, and it finally got shot down. i kept asking why no one thought johnny would improve, why no one thought sumlin would do his due diligence and, you know, actually study film and look to take the next step forward that many 2nd-year coaches do with their systems, etc and no one could give me straiight answer. like sumlin said a few weeks ago: "we have coaches, too".
time to put the lame excuses to rest and let the truths come out: johnny is for real, last year was not a fluke, A&M has a contender-worthy offense but a young, struggling defense that needs to improve fast if they want to contend for more than "just" the cotton or capitol one bowls (it's a big step forward for the program when those are considered low marks). there, the truths are out, no more rumors, time to enjoy the rest of an already exciting season!
wait, espn actually has a jounalisitic standard? and here i thought whitlock would be the perfect fit for them...
in all seriousness whitlock ruins sports. while sports is supposed to be a place to escape from the real world and especially politics, he always brings them back to the forefront, be it racism, unions...you name it. (the ironic part is as much as he complains about racism, he had to appologize for calling Jeremy Lin a "chink").
11 months, 1 week ago on Jason Whitlock is already being reigned in by ESPN
@jhhein didn't we think that in 2010, then after a basketball-free summer he returned to all-star form and was the best player on the team in 2011? i'm not saying he'll be nearly that good, but when it comes to manu don't underestimate the power of injury-free rest.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Grading the Spurs' offseason moves
let's just say i'm glad he's not exactly remembered for his days in SA. foretunately the majority of outsiders can look at him and not think "now there's a guy played for the spurs until pop got fed up with his attitude". stephen jackson can have that title.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Former Spur Rodman might train North Korean Olympic team