Here we are again, only about six weeks away from another NBA season ending. Look at the standings though, and you’ll see something that you’ve probably become accustomed to seeing, the San Antonio Spurs near the top.
Since 1999, the Spurs have become a regular name around the NBA during the playoffs. People seem to expect them to be there each year; more times than not they are there and doing damage in the playoffs. The Spurs were one offensive rebound away from winning their fifth championship last season.
A lot of times though, people tend to forget the Spurs do this every year during the regular season. They’re not the flashy team that everyone talks about. ESPN will talk about LeBron James and the Miami Heat or Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder for hours.
The Spurs aren’t the highlight-driven team that those others are. They don’t necessarily have a ton of players that can do a 360 windmill jam while on a fast break. Yet, for some reason, they are the team nobody wants to play in the playoffs. They are the team that nobody wants to play.
The Spurs are currently 1.5 games behind the Thunder for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Despite going unnoticed for most of the season, the Spurs are getting ready for another playoff push. This time, they hope it will end a little differently than last season, as they watched James and the Heat make a remarkable comeback in Game 6; the Spurs would eventually lose it in seven games.