Sorry folks, this video does not describe this years Spurs:
I thought about writing a post on the Spurs during the earlier part of the Rodeo Road Trip. Each year, the Spurs go on a lengthy road trip in February, while the San Antonio Rodeo is underway. This actually coincides with the NBA All-Star game, so the team isn’t continuously on the road the whole time. Usually the Spurs play pretty well on the Rodeo Road Trip, and they had never finished below .500. This year has been much different. The team, after a 2-0 start, lost 4 straight games to the likes of Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland and Utah. The Clippers and Golden State were back-to-back games, but the Utah loss was alarming. The main culprit seemed to be Tony Parker and his non-accurate shooting, although Kawhi Leonard didn’t help much.
Last night, the Spurs defeated the Suns, 101-74 behind Leonard’s 22 points, 10 rebounds. This followed Parker leading the team to a win in Sacramento the night before. Now they are going on a six-game home stand. They have to get serious here and get ready for the playoffs.
It’s interesting about Tony Parker taking heat. In BSP’s opinion, he’s a Hall of Famer, despite lacking the popularity of players like Chris Paul and Derrick Rose. But Parker takes a lot of heat here in San Antonio, while more deserving players … like Manu Ginobili, whose play fell off the table in the last three seasons … avoid it for a number of reasons we aren’t willing to discuss here. One that we are going to mention is the fact a lot of guys here don’t like him because they know Tony could take their girl instantly. Don’t ask me why that would bother anyone but it does.
I don’t know about the Spurs this season, other than they will make the playoffs and win 50 games again. During the Rodeo Road Trip, they looked like the team that got erased by Memphis four seasons ago, but the Phoenix game they looked like the team that trampled Miami.