By Marcus Thompson
Thursday, May 31st, 2007 at 2:39 pm in Uncategorized.
I used to hate San Antonio. They were so boring to watch. So drama free and style deprived. So healthy all the time.
This year, watching them blow through Denver, watching them knock off Phoenix, witnessing them dog Utah, I have developed a sincere appreciation for the greatness of this team. They are so thorough.
I still dislike Bruce Bowen. He’s so overrated. He’s a hack who gets away with it because he’s supposed to be this great defender, and a cheap-shot artist to boot. He gets far too much kudos for someone so unskilled at basketball. Anyway, because of my disdain for Bowen, I disliked the Spurs. I cheered when they lost. I got angry when they won. I rooted for whoever they played against.
But now, being forced to look at the NBA from an objective perspective, I can see how good that team is. They are so disciplined, so cohesive. Gregg Popovich is so underrated.
They may not lose again. Maybe Detroit gets a game, but Cleveland gets swept. Easily.
See how San Antonio dismantled the Jazz, who bullied the Warriors. What would the Spurs have done to the Warriors? It would have been ugly. It might’ve been a good thing they lost to the Jazz. At least they were in there against Utah. Facing San Antonio could’ve been demoralizing beyond repair.
Or, how many of you actually thought the Warriors had a chance against the Spurs?