• Congratulations to former San Antonio Spurs player Terry Porter who was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame:
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) inducted Travis Grant, Bill Odell, Scottie Pippen and Terry Porter into the NAIA Hall of Fame during the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship tip-off banquet. (naia.cstv.com)
• With March Madness underway, BasketballProspectus.com thinks the Duke Blue Devils are like the Spurs:
The Blue Devils are sort of like the San Antonio Spurs of the NCAA. Their conservative nature belies a more radical brand of basketball. Both teams are heavily dependent on the three-point shot, while Duke becomes all the more exciting if point guard Kyrie Irving can return to the lineup for the NCAA Tournament. Like Tony Parker, Irving is a one-man fast break.
• Speaking of the Blue Devils, read what Austin Toros' Lance Thomas had to say about working hard in the D-League and reading books at Toros Nation.
• Express News' Tim Griffin talks about the various opinions on the Spurs in many NBA Power Rankings.
• NBA.com talks about the injury David Robinson suffered in the 1996-1997 season and how it led to Tim Duncan:
As of result of Robinson’s absence, the Spurs finished with a dismal 20-62 record – which was third worst in the NBA that season.
While San Antonio dealt with its frustrations, a budding superstar was dazzling in the college ranks. Tim Duncan was by and large the most prolific collegiate player in the country at the time and it was inevitable that he would be the first player chosen in the 1997 NBA Draft.
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