Edit: And I was just playing "The Peacemaker" from the linked article. I didn't actually want to start a discussion about NBA basketball.
Meh, the linked article took this thread about as far as it can. I'd rather talk NBA.
I have a lot of respect for the Spurs. They seem to draft "good guys" who end up playing really well together. And they do it all without a shred of cockiness or arrogance. David "The Admiral" Robinson and Tim Duncan (how did he never get a nickname?!?!?) are two of my favorite players of all time. I'm afraid that the Spurs last real chance to push for a title is past now, though. I'm not sure if Duncan's legs will last through the playoffs and they have no chance at beating the Thunder or the Heat without a 3rd scorer and Duncan's inside presence.
Technically, Timmy's nickname is "The Big Fundamental", though it's not a very good one. The Chinese have a better nickname for him: Stone Buddha.
He looked pretty spry last night, at least. 26 pt double-double. Pop's given him very light minutes all season long, and a game off every-so-often. He famously made the injury list this season with a "DNP - OLD"
Hopefully the series stays relatively clean. Lots of grabbing and shoving last night, and Parker tweaked his knee. The Clippers have a reputation for playing a bit dirty. That being said, they look to be the more injured and fatigued of the teams...Griffin pretty much didn't play in the 4th, and Paul doesn't look 100% either. Edited, May 16th 2012 9:39am by Eske