I’ve lived in San Antonio since 2002. After the 2007 final, I thought this city did not realize the magnitude of its place in sporting history. Not many cities outside Boston, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles were aware of what exactly winning multiple titles in a major sport means. In those cities, winning the Big Game is viewed as a right. It’s a bit of an unknown in less visible cities.
The city has thoroughly shown I was wrong. The people here did get a taste of what the Duncan-less future holds for them, that is, no annual 50 win seasons or title celebrations ending in the Alamodome. I think the party was even bigger and louder than the previous events of 2003, 2005 and 2007.
Other than a few individual events, the Spurs are likely done for the summer. And we’re going to leave them alone.
Last night, San Antonio erupted after that win. As always, there was a big celebration, but relatively mild. If you’ve noticed, some places tend to find the ability to riot after a big sports win. In San Antonio, there’s no such thing.