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Ready or Not

By Rodney Dapilmoto on May 1, 2013.

On April 21, the San Antonio Spurs embarked on a quest for their fifth NBA Championship.

Each of the 16 teams in this year’s NBA playoffs had a chance, at least in theory, of winning the coveted Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy.

Here are 5 reasons why the Spurs have a chance at winning this year’s title:

  1. Tony Parker. He is one of the best player on the current Spurs roster, and one of the best players in the league. His ability to score, pass, and defend have improved over the years. He will need to play aggressively and be the team leader in order for the Spurs to advance to the Finals.
  2. Tim Duncan. The Rock of the team. Timmy turned 37 years old last week, but this year has been playing like he’s 27! Experience and determination seem to have taken over Timmy this season. He is scoring, rebounding, and leading the team by example. He could be playing as well this year as he did in 1999, when the Spurs won their first championship.
  3. The Bench. This squad is loaded with talent, the most talented being Manu Ginobili. Returning from a hamstring injury, will Manu be able to play like the Manu we’ve grown to love over the years? I think he will. We have guys that can light it up from behind the 3-point arc. Cory Joseph will have to give us good minutes when Tony Parker needs to take a break. DeJuan Blair may be called on to give us rebounds.
  4. Coach Pop. Every year he is worthy of being considered “Coach of the Year,” but I imagine he doesn’t give a damn about the award. Pop just wants to make his team better every day and play at its highest level.
  5. Spurs Fans. Yes, we have some of the most passionate and beloved fans in the NBA right here in the Alamo City. We don’t get overly rowdy and rude as some other fans in other cities. I expect AT&T Center to be rockin’ with chants of GO SPURS GO throughout April and May!

It’s been 6 years since the city had a River Parade for the San Antonio Spurs. I think it’s about time we had another this June.

Are you ready, San Antonio???

Ready or not, here come the Spurs!

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