Age and tread on the tires were the main questions, but those so-called experts should have known better. Spurs legendary head coach Gregg Popovich always has his guys ready to play. They have one of the best fitness programs of any organization, and it has allowed guys like Manu Ginobli and Tim Duncan to thrive well into their 30’s.
They also have perhaps the league’s best point guard in Tony Parker. He can simply do anything he is asked on a basketball court; he can drive, dish, make a clutch three or his patented floater when he needs to. He is a complete point guard in every sense of the word.
The Spurs have remarkably started off the season 15-3 and only trail the red hot Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference. We all know that come May and June, the Spurs will be there.
They are playing with a ton of emotion and motivation. They feel they were essentially robbed of their fifth championship; they lost in devastating fashion, especially that Game 6. In short, they are playing with a chip on their shoulder. Duncan, Parker, Ginobli and company are hungry for another ring. They also feature a rising young star in Kawhi Leonard.
This team has all the goods to not only get back to the Finals, but win another championship. They still remain the team to beat in the West until further notice.