Before tonight's tipoff between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, I had a chance to speak to Rockets' Luis Scola to get a few thoughts on tonight's matchup and if playing against the team that drafted him still adds any extra motivation.
Jeff: Playing against the team that drafted you in 2002, does playing against the Spurs still add any extra motivation?
Luis: No that happened a long time ago. We're playing against a great team at their home, it's a great court to play and it's always a fun game to play. I think that every game that goes by, the less it has to do with being drafted and traded. (sic).
What is the key for the Rockets to come out of San Antonio with a win?
Just play a solid game. This is a very solid team, they really know how to play. So if you want to play any other way that is not solid, they're going to punish you. Just play a solid game, stay in the game. It's a tough place to play but if we play solid we have a chance. (sic).
Come back tomorrow for the complete interview with Scola.
Guys I can understand the Scola sentiments but the Spurs don't live in the past or dwell on what could have. Sure he is a great player but the bottom line is the Spurs are able to win championships without him. Great Interview Jeff! And thanks everyone for the comments and reads.
If the Spurs kept Scola, they could have had at least 5 championships already. But it already happened so we have to move on, let's just hope the Spurs wins this game.
@Troy28 The last time I checked Scola hasn't won any NBA titles yet, we won a championship already with the Red Rocket so I don't get your point. The Scola trade might look stupid on the surface but the fact is the Spurs three titles since drafting Scola, they can win without him and that's a fact.
Scola is a tough dude, I still get mad when I remember how the Spurs just give him away just to save some money and keep Matt Bonner!!!