When the dust settled on the Hype Team Auditions

Martin M Dominguez Spurs News

[Welcome to Part 5 of the series chronicling my experience auditioning for the brand new Spurs Hype Team. Here’s part 1, part 2, and part 3 and part 4 if you want to get caught up.]

I do want to thank each of you who has travelled through this journey with me this week. I had a great time participating, but alas, all good things come to and end.


Well, I received an email last week thanking me for auditioning, but informing me that I had not been chosen to represent the inaugural Spurs Hype Team. As it turns out, it was the lesser of disappointing news that came that week as five days later Manu Ginobili retired.

I wasn’t sure exactly why I wasn’t chosen. Perhaps the elements of my participation which made me unique were just been too far removed from their vision. Maybe my look was too humorous to be taken seriously. It’s possible a forty-five year old running around with a gaggle of maidens might be creepy no matter how you slice it. The true reason mattered little, I had set out to put my best effort into the Hype Team and I had accomplished my goal.

Luckily, I was able to read the email knowing that I had no regrets. I went in the audition with no idea of what they were looking for. There was no template or explanation of what the Hype Team would exactly do. With that in my corner, I didn’t offer anything disingenuous. I was me. The best version of me that I could offer. And I left it all out there on the court.

I am curious to see who did make the team and what sort of talent and personality defined the squad. Either way, next time I go to the AT&T Center, I will enjoy the game comfortably from my seat.

To another season of Spurs basketball- Go Spurs Go!

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