Even more interestingly, they have contradicted the popular theory that the best way for NBA teams to rebuild is to become bad enough to secure a top draft pick. In fact, so far these entire 2020 bubble playoffs have been a month-long refutation of the “tank for talent” premise. Here is a list of this year’s eight conference semifinalists, along with each team’s highest-drafted player taken with its own selection: Celtics: Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, both No.
DeMar DeRozan recently wrapped up his second season with the San Antonio Spurs and while the team hasn't been ultra-successful in the playoffs, there is no denying that DeRozan has been one of the bright spots on the team. As many fans already know, DeRozan is a Nike athlete who loves to wear Kobe's. This past season, he mostly wore the Nike Kobe 5 Protro which was celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Impeccable teamwork has always been a defining characteristic of the San Antonio Spurs since Gregg Popovich took over as head coach midseason in December of 1996. Perennial MVP candidate Tim Duncan was the franchise cornerstone that brought five championships trophies to Alamo City, but star sidekicks and an equally important supporting cast always aided his cause.
The city with a never-ending appetite for food truck fare and anything Spurs related is about to get a combination of both. On Oct. 3, the new Spurs Street Eats food truck will hit the road to feed foodies and fans. Spurs Sports and Entertainment describes the food truck scene newcomer as a way of "bringing San Antonio flavor from the court to the curb."
The NBA has released the 2019-20 All-NBA teams, and for the second straight year not a single Spur made the list. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone considering the Spurs’ abhorrent record (for them) and underwhelming performance before the COVID-19 hiatus began, and even though they played significantly better in the Bubble, those eight games weren’t enough to sway any opinions, especially considering the Spurs still missed the playoffs — a near requirement some seasons, and clearly th...
And while organizers lauded the symbolism of the location and a county commissioner marveled at a sports-related partnership he labeled “historic,” the gist of the story was much simpler to those who pulled their cars into the two-hour drive-thru registration event. They wanted to vote. And the Spurs helped them do it.
Central Catholic product Jose Gallegos scored the game-winning goal in the 72nd minute as San Antonio FC bounced back from its lone loss of the season, beating Austin Bold FC 3-2 on Wednesday at Toyota Field. SAFC (9-1-3) clinched the top seed in the USL Championship’s Group D, amassing 30 points to build a 14-point cushion on second-place FC Tulsa. Luis Solignac opened the scoring for San Antonio in the first minute.
What can the Spurs learn from these playoffs that could help them return to relevance? Marilyn Dubinski: I don’t think this is as much a lesson as it is a reminder, but the old saying that defense wins championships is being reaffirmed once again, even in age where offense is king. The teams who are advancing are the ones with the weapons to defend at all three levels while maintaining enough offense to win.
Virtual auditions for the 2020-21 Spurs Hype Squad begin today with a submission round that will remain open until Monday, Oct. 12. Spurs Hype Squad Auditions are open to dynamic male and female performers from across the country with a desire to engage and entertain audiences of all sizes and serve as ambassadors of the San Antonio Spurs and the Austin Spurs both on the court and in the community.
On September 15, the Spurs and MOVE Texas will host a drive-through voter registration that will allow people to sign up before the deadline next month. MOVE Texas is a non-partisan and non-profit entity. Fans can support the event by purchasing a Spurs VOTE t-shirt with proceeds benefiting MOVE Texas.
Neither Hammon nor Hardy are considered front-runners for a head coaching job at the moment, but that could change. Here is a look at the five current vacancies across the NBA, two of which became open because of the ousters of former Spurs assistants: INDIANA Former coach: Nate McMillan Pros: McMillan’s firing came as something of a surprise after the Pacers finished with the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference.
Spurs player DeMar DeRozan came to the defense of Dallas Cowboys star Dak Prescott on Friday after Skip Bayless stirred up controversy with his on-air comments on the quarterback's depression. The 'Undisputed' co-host has been condemned within the sports world for suggesting Prescott's admission of depression, following his brother's suicide and amid the coronavirus pandemic, was a sign of weakness. He also said he did not have sympathy for Prescott.