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Wow, what an awesome game last night! First, the Spurs were awarded their rings for winning the 2005 NBA Championship. During the ring ceremony, Michael Finley saw clearly why he wanted to come to San Antonio. “I was like a kid again when one of your friends on the block has something and you told your mom, ‘I want one of those,”’ he said of the jewelry that has so…

Sports Illustrated writer Jack McCallum asks: Who is the odd man — make it odd men — out in San Antonio? As I look at the 13-man roster the defending champion Spurs take into the opener against Denver Tuesday night, I see guys who can play. Even the rookie forward from Argentina, Fabricio Oberto, and the probable inactive-list candidate, center Sean Rooks. But most coaches like a rotation of nine,…

Longoria’s Parker TattooActress Eva Longoria is so in love with her boyfriend Tony Parker, she has had his initials tattooed in an intimate area of her body. The “Desperate Housewives” star, 30, started dating the San Antonio Spurs basketball ace after ending her on/off relationship with ‘N Sync hunk JC Chasez in January. Longoria enthuses, “You can see three of my tattoos, they’re all on public display, but the one…

There’s not much else to say about the preseason, except that it’s over. On Tuesday, it’ll be down to business for the once and future kings of basketball. Ok, file this bit of minutiae on former Spur Speedy Claxton under “Where Are They Now.” “This definitely feels like home now,” point guard Speedy Claxton said. “I thought it was going to feel like an 82 road-game schedule, but it doesn’t….

Kudos to the man for helping us win three championships and for shelling out lots of big, long-term contracts for a small-market team. And I respect the concept of fiscal responsibility (even though I’m a left-wing, tax-and-spend whacko). But why did he force management to trim our roster to 13 players? There were a couple of young guys on our preseason roster who would have been good long-term prospects for…

Praise Allah, the preseason is over. Ok, so the win-loss record means nothing. What did we learn from the Spurs’ preseason? The Pacers are going to be tough. But then, we knew that already. Peter Holt really IS cheap when it comes to the luxury tax. (See my other post.) The Spurs should have a quicker start this year than they usually do, but we probably won’t see them dominate…

Nice Q&A session by Matthew from San Antonio Spurs Blog in SportsFan Magazine: Q: On a scale of 1-10, how tired of the San Antonio Spurs‘ success are you? (With “one” being not at all, and “ten” being the kind of pain you feel when you see Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on the cover of a magazine at the supermarket.) A: Definitely a 1. Despite winning the title, the…

Did someone say “Spurs dynasty?” The San Antonio Spurs are overwhelming favorites to repeat as NBA champions, according to an NBA.com survey of the league’s general managers. The Spurs received 77 percent of the vote among the approximately 25 GMs who responded. That percentage is the highest a team has received in the four years the survey has been conducted. The defending champions got 96 percent of the vote to…

Apparently it’s worth mentioning for several media outlets that the Spurs have “lost six of its seven exhibition games.” San Antonio Express-News Staff Writer Johnny Ludden knows better, though. If there was any question as to whether the Spurs’ newcomers would be ready to immediately contribute, it might have been answered Saturday night. Michael Finley, Nick Van Exel and Fabricio Oberto combined for 35 points off the bench as the…

Not only do our three big guns have what it takes to win another NBA Title this year, they also have the balanced stats to make them outstanding Fantasy League players, according to Yahoo! Sports Brandon Funston. Centers : #1 Tim Duncan“Getting a bit Shaq-like at the line, and he’s missed some games the past two years, but he’s never had below 20 points, 11 boards and 2 blocks in…