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It’s time, loyal readers, for the Inaugural SpursDynasty 2005 CHUMP (of the)Y(ear) Award. Every year, there are athletes, especially NBA players, who are, in a word, chumps. There are many candidates for the CHUMPY Award, of course, so we’re here to let you know just which overpaid, adolescent minded, primadonna clown was the worst team cancer or societal blight in 2005. So let’s go over the candidates and their qualifications,…

It’s January and the San Antonio Spurs are exactly where we expected them to be — first place in the Western Conference. The Spurs have now won three games in a row, seven out of their last 10, and are on track to win 60-plus games this year. And had it not been for an injury to superstar Manu Ginobili, the Spurs would likely have beaten their best 20-game start…

2005 – Year of the Spurs (Steve Kerr confirms what we’ve been saying here for years) I’ve always respected Steve Kerr. I met him. He’s a nice guy. A friend of ours went to high school with him. He’s also honest about the league and generally positive, though he noted Ron Artest’s New Years resolution should be “He vows not to punch any cameras or fans. “ How about Resolving…

From The Detroit News: The Pistons have tied for the fourth-best start in NBA history. “I think they are playing a lot better than us right now,” said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who joked before the game that the Spurs and Pistons would have to play well in the ‘JV’ game so people would stay and watch the ‘varsity’ game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. “We were…

Happy Holidays, loyal Dynasty readers. Doesn’t matter whether the Pistons pulled away at the end, at home, with Manu out. It was a great game and the Spurs have nothing to worry about. You can see the star I hung on my Xmas tree. My tree is a living sequoia, a native redwood in California. It’s in a pot, in a bucket, so it will live year-round on my deck….

The bad news is that for the first time this season, the Spurs have lost two consecutive games. I was going to post before last night’s game against the Bucks something along the lines of, “The Spurs Don’t Lose to Good Teams.” That had been true for 24 games — four of their five losses were to inferior opponents — all except Dallas in the third game of the season…

…if it were a prostitute, Funk would be its only client. …for a few seconds, I actually considered becoming a Lakers fan. …Pop went Singaporean in the locker room after the game: multiple canings for everyone. …it made Beetlejuice look like Denzel Washington. Any others, guys?

I sense a strange trend developing with this year’s San Antonio Spurs. Ok, there’s not a lot of data to go on, since the Spurs have lost just 5 games out of 24, but look who they’ve lost to: 11/5 at Dallas, 84-10311/12 at Washington, 95-11011/25 vs Chicago, 99-10612/10 at Atlanta, 84-9412/18 at Oklahoma City, 76-89 What do these games have in common? 4 out of 5 were on the…

From Onion Sports Year In Review: Team Sports The biggest sports stories in 2005 were not always the best. Yes, champions were crowned in notable fashion: the USC Trojans captured their second straight national title; the New England Patriots cemented their dynasty status with their third Super Bowl win in four years, the Spurs won a thrilling Game 7 to win the NBA championship June 25—In an attempt to show…

Winning close games is what great teams do. It’s not luck or good fortune which allows a good team to win the buzzer beaters. But don’t tell that to Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost three straight games by a combined five points. The Spurs are 2-0 in overtime this year and in seven games that have been decided by six or fewer points, the Spurs are…