Spurs set a standard everyone else in NBA chases.

Here’s how Charlotte Hornets point guard Jeremy Lin reacted when asked what makes the San Antonio Spurs distinct among 29 other NBA franchises:

“A lot of times you hear about (teams) making adjustments to the Spurs,” Lin said Friday. “You never hear about the Spurs making adjustments to other (teams).”

Much as there is a New England Patriots way of doing things that other NFL teams both admire and resent, the Spurs are the Spurs. They’ve had the same coach, curmudgeonly Gregg Popovich, for 20 years. The trio at their core – Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili – are the winningest teammates in NBA history………Read More