The Spurs moved from ‘poor me’ to ‘screw you’

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It’s all about the attitude, and it always has been. The right attitude opens up possibilities and makes the road to success less steep. A defeatist attitude makes average problems difficult, and difficult problems impossible. That’s the situation the Spurs faced Friday night, after a rash of turnovers left them down 23 to a star-studded Thunder team. Then they climbed …

The Spurs changed their early offense

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Time will tell whether the tweak was a one-off, or a season-long evolution. The San Antonio Spurs comeback victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night was a gritty effort and a welcome surprise. After being down 23 points in the first half, the Spurs somehow found a way to carve into the Thunder’s big lead and steal the …

David Lee announces his retirement

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2-time All Star, David Lee, retires after 12 seasons. After a 12-year career, David Lee has called it a career. The big man announced his retirement via Instagram early afternoon Sunday. David Lee, the only Knick to make an All-Star team between 2002 and 2010, has retired from the NBA: pic.twitter.com/uOihbn9KRK — Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) November 19, 2017 Last season, …

Pau Gasol on what it takes to be a leader

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A translation of the San Antonio forward’s recent article in ‘Expansion’ This is a translation of Pau Gasol’s post on Expansion, which was written in Spanish. Misunderstood Leaders, by Pau Gasol Throughout the years, one of the questions I’ve asked repeatedly have been: How to be a good leader? What’s necessary? Is one born or does one becomes a leader? …

San Antonio Spurs: David Lee announces retirement

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Former San Antonio Spurs forward David Lee announced his retirement. David Lee had the chance to return to the San Antonio Spurs for the 2017-18 season. Instead, he opted out of his contract and wasn’t heard from during the offseason. Nothing changed when the latest campaign started, either. Well, on Sunday afternoon, Lee gave a […] San Antonio Spurs: David …

Reconstructing the Spurs comeback victory over the Thunder

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Relive Friday’s amazing game with videos, pictures and tweets. There’s double-digit comebacks, and then there’s 20+ point comebacks. The latter doesn’t happen everyday, especially when a team is missing two starters and going up against a team with three legit stars, no matter how discombobulated they are at the present time. It was obvious the Spurs were not ready for …

San Antonio Spurs proved loyalty exists, Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant doesn’t think loyalty exists in the NBA. The San Antonio Spurs might have a case against this, however. Loyalty is a heavy word in the NBA. We’re in an era of superstar players jumping from the teams they started their respective career with — opting to align with someone of their caliber. Gordon […] San Antonio Spurs proved …

Anatomy of a Kyle Anderson play

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Even with his methodical pace, there’s a lot to Kyle Anderson’s game you might miss without slowing things down. Kyle Anderson remains something of a curiosity in the basketball world, a unique player whose effectiveness occasionally eludes explanation, even as he contributes to a 10-6 Spurs team that’s played through a rash of early injuries. In his fourth season, the …

Danny Green is playing the best basketball of his career

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The bow-legged assassin has gotten league-wide notice for his defense, and he showed why on Friday.   We need to talk about Danny Green. It’s an emergency. The eighth-year shooting guard has come out of the shadows as one of the NBA’s elite defenders, and Friday night’s improbable win over Oklahoma City showed his full stopping power against the best …