San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard got the better of Golden State Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes on this play Tuesday night.
The Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs on the road to tie up the NBA playoff series one game apiece. The city of San Francisco and the Bay Area are doing what they can to support their young team, and it starts at City Hall. Check out the overhaul in lights that San Francisco’s city hall has gotten for the Warriors’ playoff run.
Two opposing fans who most likely in the same family master the art of using San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan to photbomb.
If you were watching the fourth quarter and overtimes of game one between the San Antonio Spurs-Golden State Warriors, you no doubt heard the screaming lady yelling every time the Spurs did something good on the court that she stole the focus of the game away from the players.
Patty Mills, the Australian gunner of the San Antonio Spurs has quite a name for himself among the Spurs community because he possesses an unique skill that sets himself apart from the rest and it’s his towel waving. Undisputed king of the towel wave.
The Phoenix Suns and General Manager Lance Blanks may not be having the greatest year on the court, but off the court they are doing the things that really matter. The Suns took part recently in the Make-A-Wish program and made the dream of 12-year-old Jonah Zahm, who suffers from an extremely rare seizure disorder, come true and then some. Zahm is forced to take 12-15 pills a day just to limit the amount of seizures he has.
The Suns set up a dream day where they held a press conference officially announcing that Zahm was signed to the Suns, and treated him like one of their own throughout the rest of the day.
“The star gets to sit where he likes,” Suns told Zahm as they met in the conference room behind a podium.
This was Blanks’ best signing. He presented Zahm with a contract for a day, worth at least $5,000 if he can find a lawyer to make it binding.
“Today is an exciting day in Suns basketball,” Blanks said. “I have the honor of introducing what I think will be the greatest Sun for a day in history.”
The Golden State Warriors have unveiled plans to wear the NBA’s “first modern short-sleeve jersey” for three of their remaining home games this season.
The Warriors announced Monday that they will debut the alternate uniforms at home against the San Antonio Spurs on Feb. 22. The team will also wear the jerseys for home games against Houston on March 8 and Chicago on March 15.
Adidas, the uniform-provider of the NBA, says the jerseys feature “the first-ever super lightweight stretch woven short with maximum ventilation for player comfort. The jersey includes armhole insets with 360-degree stretch fabric that facilitates free range of motion for the arms and shoulders.”
The San Antonio Spurs are being sued by a lawyer who is alleging the team violated the state’s deceptive and fair trade practices law.
On Monday, Larry McGuinness filed a class-action suit in Miami-Dade County, stating Spurs coach Gregg Popovich “intentionally and surreptitiously” sent their best players home without the knowledge of the league, the team and the fans attending the Nov. 29 game against the Miami Heat. McGuinness contends that he, as well as other fans, “suffered economic damages” as a result of paying a premium price for a ticket that shouldn’t cost more.
Before the game, Popovich sent Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green back to San Antonio, saying that he believed that resting his top players for their fourth game in five days was a smart decision.
Even though players aren’t guaranteed to play at any time, the lines are a little more blurred because teams charge fans more to attend games versus better teams. When asked how he thought the fans felt, Popovich admitted at the time that it wasn’t ideal.
“If I was taking my 6-year-old son and daughter to the game, I would want them to see everybody,” Popovich said. “And if they weren’t there, I’d be disappointed.”
It’s often assumed that fans might not see certain high-profile players because of injury, but McGuinness said this was different, given that all of the top players were not available to play.
“It was like going to Morton’s Steakhouse and paying $63 for porterhouse and they bring out cube steak,” said McGuinness, who said he bought his ticket on the resale market. “That’s exactly what happened here.”
NBA commissioner David Stern apologized to fans for Popovich’s decision at the time, calling it “unacceptable.” Days later, the NBA, which is not named as a defendant in this case, fined the team $250,000.
NBA fans watching the Los Angeles Lakers-San Antonio Spurs game on Wednesday caught a glimpse of a referee Bill Kennedy admitting on TV that he was stalling for a commercial.
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to NBA commissioner David Stern for creating rules on the fly and fining the San Antonio Spurs organization $250,000 after the team decided to send home four starters against the Miami Heat.
Back on Halloween the night the San Antonio Spurs players like most of the country took in a costume party. Forward Stephen Jackson released many of the team photos through his Instagram account however one of the pictures never saw the light of day until the team was fined by the NBA for removing it’s starters against the Miami Heat.
This photo magically appeared on reddit a day after commissioner David Stern levied a $250,000 against the organization. It’s of Tim Duncan and Tony Parker pretending to shoot an impersonation of NBA referee Joey Crawford in the head during that Halloween party.
Gregg Popovich does not hide his disdain for in-game interviews, and that position did not change even when he was interviewed by Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.
Danny Green became Floyd Mayweather’s best friend Tuesday night. Green drained a go-ahead, eventual game-winning three-pointer with 9.3 seconds left to help the San Antonio Spurs narrowly defeat the Los Angeles Lakers.
While Green helped most Spurs fans win the small feat of happiness, the 6-6 guard helped Money Mayweather win a lot more.
A lot more…as in $275,000.
Mayweather, who was in attendance at Staples Center, might have been the only non-Spurs fan jumping for joy. It surely wasn’t his biggest bet ever placed, but it was still a huge win. And this was actually a smart bet, too. The Spurs are 7-1 and the Lakers are obviously going through a coaching change after firing Mike Brown. That’s a much safer call than when Mayweather most famously lost $3 million by betting on Michigan against Alabama. The Wolverines lost that game 44-14, but Mayweather lost a lot more.
“Kobe Bryant is a living legend but I bet $275k on Spurs and Danny Green got me that green,” he tweeted.
Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended two games by the NBA for getting in a heated exchange with San Antonio Spurs broadcaster Sean Elliot after a recent game.
According to Mike Monroe of Spurs Nation, the incident stemmed from Elliot Cousins “talking trash” to Tim Duncan during the fourth quarter. After Duncan responded by blocking Cousins’ shot and dropping in a few buckets of his own, Elliot responded by laying into the young Kings star during his broadcast.
Cousins confronted Elliot following the Spurs’ 97-86 win. According to CBS Sports, he learned about Elliot’s comments. But it didn’t end there. Cousins took his anger into the locker room and fired back at Elliot when talking to reporters.
“I got the utmost respect for Tim Duncan. Me trash talking Tim Duncan is not being disrespectful,” Cousins said, explaining that he understands that Duncan is a future Hall of Famer. “But for him to go on TV and say the comments that he said. That’s immature.”
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who realizes that sometimes he can be short with the media appeared on 790 The Ticket in Miami, was also asked about the Dwight Howard-Stan Van Gundy passion play in Orlando.
“It was agony. It was agony because when one of your colleagues, this is no BS ,but when one of your colleagues is as gifted as Stan and does as good of a job as he did and then every day is just this saga that won’t go away it’s no fun for anybody. You have to go to work every day, hear that, be a part of it, you have to try to be above it, you have to do your job, your team has to play hard for ya and it’s really an impossible situation. George Karl went through that in Denver. It’s bad for everybody so I’m just glad that he is finally a free man.”
Who would have thought that when the San Antonio Spurs Coyote takes a deuce he produces something so foul that even the Phoenix Suns Gorilla is taken aback by it. Then not washing your paws after it either?
You’re better than Coyote.
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing a New York City club and its operators for $20 million over a scratched retina he says he suffered during a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage.
The suit was filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday. It says the W.i.P club in SoHo and its operators were negligent in security and supervision, which allowed the fight to take place.
Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight inside the club last week. Police say members of Drake’s entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. The fight escalated and bottles were thrown.
Maybe the Oklahoma City Thunder need to open up a seat next to Kevin Durant’s mom, because her son has a new self-proclaimed “Biggest fan.”
After the San Antonio Spurs were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals by the Thunder, Stephen Jackson decided to announced his love for Durant.
The 12-year NBA vet wrote “World’s Biggest Kevin Durant Fan” in black sharpie on a bib he was wearing and then posted the picture on Instagram.
Rap star Lil Wayne said he was denied a ticket to the Western Conference Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena a little over a week ago. Things have apparently been smoothed over, and made an appearance in the arena for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Less than two weeks removed from saying he felt “unwanted” at the Thunder’s Game 3 contest against the San Antonio Spurs, Lil Wayne purchased two courtside seats for the first game of the NBA Finals.
Players offered to provide Lil Wayne with seats after his initial troubles with entering the arena, but the rapper rebuffed the offers and said race could have been a factor in the team’s failure to accommodate him.
Dan Mahoney, Thunder vice president corporate communications & community relations, said Lil Wayne’s second request came in time for the rapper to purchase tickets, which adds some validity to the team’s initial claim that it didn’t have any seats available for the Western Conference finals.
“This time we had them available,” he said. “We were able to buy out the seats of two fans and relocate them within the arena. There’s nothing different between this time and last time except the seats were available and he only needed two, not four.”
Some of the best sound bites from the undisputed coach of the all-comedy team San Antonio Spurs head man Gregg Popovich.
For the longest time San Antonio Spurs fans have laid claim to being respectable fans and just there to enjoy the game, that is until now. Spurs fans beat up on an Oklahoma City Thunder fan in the stands during game 2. TNT caught a piece of the fight during a break in the play.
Why it was started is really of no concern considering the city has of San Antonio has puffed it’s chest in saying it doesn’t have fans that resemble those of Los Angeles, Chicago, or any other city that hooligans in a brief moment give it a bad name.
Charles Barkley has been dreading a trip to San Antonio, and has continued to let the world know via TNT that he really doesn’t want to go. That caused San Antonio mayor, Julian Castro to fire back at Barkley.
Notice the subliminal shot by Castro with the rings.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich’s sparked his team and town imploring them to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in game one. Entering the final 12 minutes trailing by nine, the Spurs responded and went on an 11-3 run. They drew four charging calls and outscored OKC by 12 to win Game 1, 101-98. Manu Ginobili scored 11 of the team’s 37 points in the fourth quarter. Stephen Jackson blanketed Kevin Durant and held him to a mere six points.
Los Angeles Clippers highlight machine and league superstar Blake Griffin caught the shoulder of San Antonio Spurs Manu Ginobili which lead to his tooth penetrating his upper lip. Griffin required at least two stitches before he was sealed up with a band-aid and allowed to return to the court.