It is an exciting time in the NBA as the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat battle for the 2013 NBA crown.
But as Game 1 of the series was fast approaching last week, there was another battle over seats and not the ones found at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
The San Antonio Spurs have made the most of bringing in several draft prospects, as the NBA Draft nears, mostly of the shooting variety.
Ricky Ledo, a 6-6 guard from Providence, came through town for a workout recently, according to NBA.com.
The Spurs' scouts had their work cut out for them working out a player who didn't have an inch of college game tape or a second of playing time. With Ledo ruled academically inelegible, he was only able to practice and workout with the team.no comments
With 3:50 remaining in the third quarter of Game 2 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat, Spurs guard Danny Green had just pumped faked Heat forward LeBron James and went straight to the rim to score his 17th point of the night with an uncontested layup.
The Spurs led 62-61 over the Heat for a small moment; however, the following play by Mario Chalmers would ignite a Heat run that would send the Spurs back to San Antonio after being blown out 103-84 Sunday.
After Green scored, Heat guard Mario Chalmers would score on the other end attacking Green and the Spurs’ defense with a right-handed layup that drew contact and resulted with an and-1 opportunity. The Heat would take a 64-62 lead with 3:11 remaining in the third quarter, and from there, they would never look back as they took command for the night.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs have never been much of a fan favorite outside of Texas. But pit one of the most hated teams against the Spurs in the Finals and all of a sudden, America has a change of heart.
The Spurs, often considered boring, old and bad for ratings have flipped the switch in their matchup with the Heat.
ESPN's SportsNation has been conducting polls since the NBA Finals started, and the Spurs show up in a polling map that any Democratic presidential candidate can only dream of having.no comments
Four NBA titles, three NBA Finals MVP awards, countless accolades, NBA MVP trophies, and that is just the beginning whenever you take a look at what San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan has accomplished in his NBA career.
Yet time after time he is overlooked, not mentioned among the best-of-the-best and never fully appreciated for what he has done for the Spurs and the NBA.
But not this time thanks to ESPN's Rick Rielly.
Check out this video where Duncan's brilliance goes examined. Needless to say, time is running out for fans to witness just how great Duncan is before he calls it a career in the NBA.no comments
On this episode of the Project Spurs-News 4 San Antonio Spurs Roundtable, Project Spurs' Aaron Preine, Quixem Ramirez and Jeff Garcia get Spurs fans ready for Game 2 of the Spurs-Heat NBA Finals series.
With San Antonio up 1-0 early in the series, the panel takes a look back at a few areas including what the Spurs did right, Tim Duncan's slow start, and Kawhi Leonard's defense on LeBron James. Needless to say, the group had differing opinions on just how effective Leonard was defensively on James.
The panel also takes a look ahead at Game 2 which starts tomorrow and give our adjustments the Spurs need to make and give our predictions.
All this and much more on this episode of the Spurs Roundtable including Quixem having his "entourage" in studio.