Open Thread: Spurs Mural stop #2- Franky Diablos

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This venue said “goodbye” to Kawhi and “thank you” to Manu

At 1301 Roosevelt on the corner of E. Mitchell is a dice bar called Franky Diablos. From the front, there is nothing particularly Spursy about this location:


But upon further inspection, on the north wall a tribute to the GOATPUFF is clear:



The Tim Duncan mural, by artist Nik Soupe (of Los Otros Murals), has been up since 2017. But around the corner, there once stood a similar mural to Kawhi Leonard by artist Adrian De La Cruz. Like his position with the Spurs, the paint dedicated to old #2 has been removed, and in its place a more fitting and long-lasting mural paying tribute to recent retiree Manu Ginobili:


The #graciasmanu is also credited to @losotrosmurals.

With two of the Big 3 painted on the building (and the two longest-ever tenured basketball players to only suit up in the Silver & Black), these tributes are sure to be around for a long time to come.

Visit Franky Diablos on your next Spurs mural tour of San Antonio.

Check back for my next stop on the mural tour as well as interviews with the artists who make the city stylish. There are amazing artists in San Antonio and Spurs murals is one way to begin to see what San Antonio has to offer.


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