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Today on WOAI San Antonio Living, Bob Gambert, aka Cyber Bob, gave out his list of the top local San Antonio blogs. Well Project Spurs made the list and he gave Project Spurs' very own Michael De Leon recognition for his years of efforts. Thanks to Bob Gambert for recognizing Project Spurs and congratulations to all the other blogs who made the list. Well deserved!
"TD must play in a scuba outfit! 'cause he doesn't feel any pressure!"
With a quote like that, how can Spurs fans not like this 2004 graphic novel by TokyoPop all about Tim Duncan!
Back in June 2009, Project Spurs' friend, Rey Moralde of The No Look Pass, brought this to my attention. I never got around to bringing it to the Project Spurs reader's attention. My bad! However, better late than never!
This book is full of hilarious quotes about Duncan. But you've got to give it to the writers, they are very creative in their descriptions of Duncan's game.
The book is narrated by "Lil' Hops" and "T-Minus." Sounds like "Lil' Hops" should be Matt Bonner's new nickname and "T-Minus" should be Richard Jefferson's nickname since he has been "minus" a game all season. Now sit back and enjoy the hilarity.
To see more pictures from this graphic novel about Tim Duncan, click HERE to visit The No Look Pass.
(h/t The No Look Pass)
Hola amigos fanáticos de los Spurs y bienvenidos a nuestra página de Project Spurs donde siempre encontraran la información mas actualizada sobre su equipo favorito de baloncesto.
Hoy estaré repasando los juegos de los Spurs de la ultima semana.
Comenzamos con el juego del pasado sábado 6 de marzo donde salimos victoriosos del FedEx Forum sin embargo con malas noticias ya que Tony Parker sufrió una lesión a uno de sus dedos durante este juego. Lamentablemente Parker, guardia de puntos se fracturo su dedo anular durante el final de la primera mitad del juego y como consecuencia estará ausente de la cancha por las próximas 6 semanas. En este triunfo Richard Jefferson contribuyo con 18 puntos, Manu Ginobili anoto 17, mientras Matt Bonner ayudo con 13 logrando de esta manera que Los Spurs vencieran a los Grizzlies de Memphis 102 a 92.
Y de ahí continuamos con la única derrota que sufrieron Los Spurs de San Antonio en lo que va de la semana el ultimo lunes 8 de marzo contra los Cavaliers de Cleveland. El enfrentamiento tomo lugar en el Quicken Loans Arena donde Manu Ginobili y George Hill se lucieron ya que fueron los mayores contribuyentes al pontaje. Ginobli contribuyo a este juego con 38, Hill con 23. Desafortunadamente no fue suficiente ya que lo Spurs fueron derrotados esa noche por tan solo puntos, ganando los Cavaliers 97 a 95.
Seguimos con el triunfo que vivieron los Spurs en el AT&T Center el miércoles 10 de marzo, donde no solo se enfretaron a los Knicks de Nueva York derrotandolos si no que también celebraron La Noche Latina del la NBA. Nuevamente nuestro jugador mas esencial Manu Ginobili fue el mas grande contribuidor, anotando a su equipo un total de 28 puntos esa noche, Tim Duncan con 18, y Keith Bogans con 13. Ayudando así que lo Spurs salieran victoriosos de este enfrentamiento con un puntuaje total de 97 a 87.
Y afortunadamente al viernes siguiente, el 12 de marzo, los Spurs también derrotaron a los Timberwolves de Minnesota 103 a 85 en el Target Center. Para este juego sorprendentemente Richard Jefferson ayudo aportando al puntuaje total con 19 puntos y 9 rebotes. Esperemos que este sea el principio de un triunfante patrón para Jefferson ya que su pobre presentación sobre la cancha a dado mucho de que hablar en recientes entrevistas.
Bueno y por ultimo repasamos el victorioso juego que tuvieron los Spurs en contra de los Clippers de Los Angeles en el AT&T center el pasado Sabado, 13 de Marzo donde los Spurs le ganaron a los Clippers por una diferencia de 30 puntos! En este juego Matt Bonner contribuyo con 21 puntos, Malik Hairston con 12 y Roger Mason con 12. Richard Jefferson tambien se lucio en este juego anotando un total de 18 puntos y 9 rebotes ayudando asi a los Spurs derrotar a los Clippers 118 a 88.
Actualmente los San Antonio Spurs aun sostienen el sexto lugar de la conferencia oeste.
Bueno amigos y fieles seguidores de los San Antonio Spurs fue un placer compartir con ustedes el día de hoy. Les recuerdo que visiten con frecuencia nuestra pagina de Project Spurs para mantenerse actualizados e informados en el mejor sitio de blog. No olviden que nuestro próximo enfrentamiento tomara lugar en Miami manana contra el Heat.no comments
Arianné Villanueva and I are back for the latest Spurscast in Spanish. In this episode, Arianne tells us of her first Spurs game, recaps the last games for the Spurs, and we discuss Richard Jefferson's play for the Spurs this season.
Remember, Project Spurs was the first Spurs blog to have a Spurs podcast and the first to have a Spanish podcast for Spanish-speaking fans.
Arianné Villanueva y yo estamos de regreso con el Spurscast en Español mas reciente. En este episodio Arianné les informa sobre su primera visita a un juego de los Spurs en vivo, repasa los juegos de los Spurs y discutimos como esta jugando Richard Jefferson esta temporada.
Y recuerden que Project Spurs fue la primera página de Internet en tener un podcast de Los Spurs y la primera en tener un podcast en español para los fanáticos de habla hispana.
For those of you who don’t know me, allow me to summarize myself in a few words.
I’m a poor-but-employed-student loan-paying-college grad working in journalism who has a serious affinity for all things sports, namely football, basketball and hockey.
I’ve been a Spurs fan for a very long time, but I’ve never been able to scrape together the money to sit close to the court. While most of my game experiences have been either in front of the TV or sitting in the rafters of the AT&T Center, my closest moment to the team was sitting in front of the throng of fans lining the Riverwalk for the 2005 River Parade after the championship win.
Well, that was my closest experience until the evening of Friday, March 5.
That was the evening that I joined the ‘elite’ fans as I sat (and stood on occasion) in the sixth row of Section 101 in the AT&T Center as the Spurs faced the New Orleans Hornets.
To say I was giddy is an understatement; I was elated. Thrilled. Completely and totally psyched. With perfect seating in the corner between the Spurs’ bench and the basket - all thanks to a friend/sorority sister with excellent job perks - I was ready to enjoy the fan atmosphere that is exclusive to those lucky enough to be there in the moment.
In a moment of focus while watching the teams warm up, I noticed the father-son duo sitting behind us. Clad in a black and white jersey, the young boy of no more than five listened intently as his father explained the Jumbotron and pointed out players on the court.
As the lights went down and the teams were introduced, it was easy to sense his excitement grow as he cheered on the players. His enthusiasm reminded me of why I love sporting events: they’re exciting and bring people together - no matter how old you are or where you’re from.
Being the outgoing individual that I am, I decided to take advantage of my location and make encouraging comments to the team on occasion. Let’s be honest: the majority of us as sports fans have found ourselves yelling at players as if they can hear us, whether we are sitting in our living rooms, at the bar or even in the nosebleed section. This was my chance to say “Come on, Timmy” and know he could probably hear me.
It took my friend a bit longer to realize this, even after she had commented that she could “hear them slap the ball,” but when I decided to give Timmy an extremely succinct pep talk in a moment of otherwise dead silence from about 45 feet away she caught on.
Knowing that I’d have friends watching, I also decided to make ‘friends’ with the ESPN cameraman. For those of you who’ve attended previous games, you may have noticed that some camera operators have their favorite fans - see the older attractive woman sitting in front of me who was on the Jumbotron at least twice and is in the Spurs’ season ticket commercial. I’m sure I’m not as easy on the eyes as she is, but I have personality so when the guy from ESPN walked up with camera in tow, I asked if he was going to put us on national TV - too bad he didn’t know that I know the red light is on when the camera is operating. The first time he wasn’t recording/live, I looked at him, told I expected him to return and put me on TV.
I’m not sure if I made ESPN, but he did come back - he winked at me and yes, the red light was on. Note to all who want to make it on TV: if your seat is close enough, just be convincing. I should also note here that I know I made it on KENS-TV’s (the local CBS affiliate) local game feed thanks to my mom’s forethought to DVR the game.
I took photos pretty much throughout the first half, so when the team headed for the locker room I tried to snap a few quick pictures. No such luck, but just after I’d turned my camera off I caught a glimpse of former Spur-turned-TV analyst Sean Elliot making his way towards us. Having met Sean at an organ donation event in high school, I know he is a pretty easy-going guy and would probably at least say hello. Sure enough, when I turned and said “Hi Sean! How’s it going!”, he responded with “Hi! Good, thanks!” as he walked out. The lady next to me seemed convinced for a split-second that I knew him. No, he just knew my name for all of five seconds about five or six years ago.
In addition to the chance to see the Spurs up close and in action, I had the chance to ‘meet’ one Project Spurs friend as well as be spotted by another Project Spurs friend. First, I got to meet Ben Hunt of spurs.com during halftime - it was nice to put a face (other than an avatar!) with a Twitter name! During the game, I recognized Jason Arredondo from his avatar when he appeared on the Jumbotron with his kids.
Later on, he found me (from all the way up in Section 219 - eagle eyes!) and caught me dancing as well as getting mad about a foul. One of the additional ‘in the moment’ things I love about being at a game: I can actually enjoy the music that’s played rather than just play ‘Name that Tune’ at home. I was in a great mood so I started dancing in my seat and Jason busted me. I’m not sure if he was exaggerating, but apparently he may have pointed me out to other people. As for being mad at the refs, all I remember is that it had to do with a David West foul in the second half… but I’m a verbal person, so of course I reacted.
It was a great game; I was disappointed that Chris Paul a.k.a. CP3 didn’t play, but overall the experience was awesome. I was happy to have been so close to my favorite team for a great win in the company of so many Spurs fans: a home sell-out crowd of more than 18,000 people.
Whenever I make my millions as a famous journalist, I intend to have courtside season tickets - in my opinion, there really is nothing like being right there for a win on home court.
(Photos by Emily Allen/ProjectSpurs)no comments
Spurs fans are keeping a close eye on Manu Ginobili's future with the Spurs. "Will he or won't he resign?" seems to be on their lips.
Recently, Manu made comments on possibly playing for Argentina in this summer's FIBA 2010 World Championship in Turkey.
The fan reaction was mixed and as one fan points out, Manu playing in the summer could mean good things for the Spurs the following season.
John at MundoAlbiceleste said the following:
"Let’s not forget, every time Manu comes back from International duty; it seems like he and the Spurs will go to have a great season (apart from 2008 that is).
2002 – FIBA World Championship Runners Up
2003 – NBA Championship
2004 – Athens Olympic Gold Medalist Winner 2005 – 2nd NBA Championship
2006 – FIBA World Championship Semi-Finalist
2007 – 3rd NBA Championship
2008 – Beijing Olympic Bronze Medalist Winner
2009 – Unfortunately he had an injury prone season
2010 – Another great outing at the FIBA Worlds?
2011 – Another NBA Championship?"
Spurs Fan Henry said:
"Yeah John we love Manu if he wants to play for his country so be it."
"He can play just promise that he won't get injured!"
Beverly chimed in with this:
"I think that Manu needs to sit out for the summer. Afterall, his wife is about to have twins. He needs to be home to play daddy. And he is prone to injury. He needs to be healthy so the Spurs can win again next year."
As you can see, fans seems to be split down the middle on Manu playing this summer. It will be a hot topic should both parties sit down and discuss contract extension for Manu.
In a recent interview with Dimemag.com, Milwaukee Buck's Jerry Stackhouse had the following to say about the Spurs' Richard Jefferson.
“I just don’t think he’s as good as everybody talked him up to be, to me,” said Stackhouse. “I mean, I think he has some talent, he’s an athlete but a lot of the best basketball we’ve seen from Richard Jefferson came when he played with Jason Kidd, when he was just pretty much spoon-fed at the basket and was able to run out and just be an athlete. When it comes down to a half-court set and just being able to play half-court basketball I don’t think he’s that special of a player, in my opinion. It’s just one of those things where it’s just not a good fit. It wasn’t a great fit for him in Milwaukee when he was here. He had some big games but really nothing special. He wasn’t a guy that really helped them go to another level as far as wins and losses. And I think they’re finding out in San Antonio that he may not be the right fit for what they want to do. If I know Popovich like I know him I could very easily see him not in a San Antonio uniform next year.”
Pretty strong words for a guy who hasn't done anything in the NBA. Regardless, Stackhouse is stating the obvious. RJ hasn't fit in well with the Spurs despite the last two games he had against the Timberwolves and the Clippers. Hopefully the recent play from RJ is a sign of good things to come but I am not holding my breath.
Can someone show this to RJ? Maybe this will light a fire under him.