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Game 44 Vs. Houston: Rockets 90, Spurs 85Happy Wayne Gretzky’s birthday everybody. The best there ever was turned 46 today and I’m guessing he doesn’t care a whole hell of a lot about it since he’s trying to guide the middling Phoenix Coyotes (who?) to respectability. Contrary to popular belief, no, Manu is not my favorite athlete of all time. I don’t even know when his b-day is (it’s July…

The NBA All-Star Game starters were announced today, and it should come as a surprise to no one that Tim Duncan will be a starter. Duncan received about 10% fewer votes than Kevin Garnett, but about 10% more than Carmelo Anthony and almost 13% more than Dirk Nowitzki. I was a bit surprised that Tracy McGrady was picked over Allen Iverson to join Kobe Bryant as starting Guard. Manu Ginobili…

Game 42 @ Philadelphia: Spurs 99, 76ers 85 I haven’t written in a bit because I was mentally recuperating (re: lazy) after spending the whole weekend on an exhaustively long Spurs’ mid-season review for PtR that perhaps two dozen people have skimmed through at best. So you’ll forgive me if I keep these ensuing ballgames against Eastern scrubs short. The most interesting development of the game? Coach is gonna try…

Rumor has is that the Spurs “continue to look for a trade to upgrade their athleticism on the perimeter.” Pop definitely understands that things need to change. “At this point, Dallas is the best team in the league, without a doubt. Phoenix is playing great basketball. Those two teams may never lose again the way they’re playing. The idea is to try to be as good as those teams are…

Goodbye, Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy. Hello, Nazr Mohammed? Yes, that’s right, the Contra Costa Times reports that the big man who has been a big disappointment to two world championship teams may now be headed to Golden State. Since 29-year old Mohammed lost his starting job to 37-year old Dale Davis, he has scored just four points in 31 minutes, and has scored just nine points with 15 rebounds…

Game 40 Vs. Los Angeles: Lakers 100, Spurs 96 Okay. I’ve tried to be nice. I’ve tried to be patient. I’ve tried to be understanding. But how much more of this sloppy stinky crap are we supposed to take? How many more times will a slightly above average team bitchslap us across our proverbial faces while we just smile and reply, “Thank you kind sirs, may we have another?” Is…

No doubt you’ve heard the news about Jason and Joumanna Kidd. Would their marriage have turned out differently if Jason had ended up in San Antonio, as some had hoped? Who knows. He may be dumb as a rock and she may be crazy, but damn, she looks great in a bikini. Is it just me, or does Jason has a smile in this photo that is similar to the…

Profuse apologies to the gentle readers who have been longing for a post from their beloved Bramlet these last two months, but it’s difficult to blog when you’re engaged in marathon transcendental meditation sessions high in the Himalayas. Nothing like some good ol’ annihilation of the Self to give a little perspective on the Spurs’ only mildly disappointing, yet somehow still stroke-inspiring, season. My therapist recommended this approach after I…

Greetings from San Diego! Yeah, I’m back here in this Republican Aryan paradise for yet another semester of skoolin’. If I don’t graduate this semester my whole family will disown me, so I’ve got to start cracking down on my Espanol. I think I need to put an accent on the “o” or something but I’m too lazy to figure out the keyboard code to do that right now. What…

“(The Spurs) are not the same team. I look for them to make a trade because they are missing something. They need to make a trade to get more speed and athleticism. Dallas has definitely overtaken San Antonio as the team to beat in the West.”–Charles Barkley on TNT, January 15, 2007 I usually agree with Sir Charles, and I think he’s right on both points. The Spurs are missing…