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Michael recaps the Warriors and Blazers games over at PtR. And shares some interesting thoughts about Don Imus and a recent encounter with the female proprietor of a certain Spurs message board. Check it out.

“And they have Tim Duncan. Put Tim on our team, and I think we might be a pretty good team.”–Don Nelson, Golden State Warriors Head Coach “To me, he’s the most valuable player in this league. Hands down. He’s the ultimate team player (who) goes unnoticed. I mean, yeah, he fills up the stat sheet … but it’s all the other stuff that he does and (doesn’t) allow to happen.”–Baron…

Not many writers can say they’ve had a byline in the national newspaper of record, and even fewer can say they were paid for the pleasure. Our very own Michael Erler has joined the ranks of professional writers, as one of eight college seniors chosen to blog for the New York Times, “The Graduates: Eight College Seniors Face the Future.” In his first piece, “My Alter Ego,” Michael writes: Ever…

http://poundingtherock.com/story/2007/4/7/55628/47439 Pretty much what you expect, with a couple of shots at Spurstalk thrown in for good measure and a link to the NYT thing.

Our vote, if we had one, would go to Tim Duncan. Steve Kerr concurs. Click here to watch the video. Tim prepares to miss a free throw.

Greetings from San Diego once again, ladies and germs. It has been nearly a week since I posted, as I have been quite preoccupied in the interim. Here’s a blow-by-blow account of my past week, as near as I care to remember… Friday March 30th: Well this day started off slow enough. I finished off my Nooch blog, and Manolis came over so that we could see the cinematic masterpiece…

I have a few words to say about the Spurs loss to the Pacers today, but I’ll leave the harsh criticism to Coach Popovich: “From our point of view, I thought it was a pathetic performance for a team that’s trying to prepare to go into the playoffs. In the fourth quarter, I thought we played embarrassing basketball. It was a very disappointing loss. A pathetic, pathetic performance.” Embarrassing? Pathetic!…

March 30, 1980: George Gervin became the fifth player to win at least three consecutive scoring titles, joining George Mikan, Neil Johnston, Wilt Chamberlain and Bob McAdoo. Michael Jordan would later join that select circle.

In case you’ve been following the NCAA tournament so closely that you missed this bit of Spurs news, here it is. Mike Monroe reports in the Express-News that, according to an NBA source, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was fined $15,000 for remarks about Greg Oden in respone to “a Boston Herald reporter about whether it would be fair for the Celtics to land the No. 1 pick in this summer’s…

Game 70 @ Golden State: Spurs 126, Warriors 89I’m not usually prone to giddiness but that, ladies and germs was as close to a perfect game experience as I’ve had in quite some time. I won’t bore anyone with the details, but due to miscommunication and unforseen circumstances I ended up paying way too much for awful tickets and I couldn’t meet the Spursdynasty gang because I’m sick and my…