This is what a real NBA team looks like.

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I have a lot to say and I am sure I will forget some stuff, but seeing the San Antonio Spurs win their fifth championship in 15 years puts a smile on my face. At the same time, I am a very jealous person. Maybe that’s how fans of other team’s felt about us in the 90’s with the Bulls winning. Last year, the Spurs had made one bad decision or two in Game 6 that ultimately, led to defeat of both, that game and the next. The Heat took advantage of it. Fair enough.

Any other team that fucked up like they did (the Bulls, specifically) would have never recovered.

This year, they didn’t let it get to them. They continued to do what they do best and faced the Heat again; this time, wiping the floor with them. Every victory was by at least, 15 points. And guess what? They didn’t blow any of those leads. They played defense, they didn’t give many second chance points and, surprise surprise, they made their free throws. But what makes me jealous the most about the Spurs in the last 15 years?

They have a head coach who actually knows how to coach and one who cares about the health of his players.

Any other coach with these guys and their window for a championship closes five years ago. You can look at the ages (Duncan – 38, Parker – 32, Ginobli – 36) and you would think, “No way. They’re too old”. Fuck, even I thought that a while back, especially since they hadn’t won since 2007. Even last year, I thought they were done and that they wouldn’t bounce back.

Gregg Popovich is one of the top five coaches of all time. Because of him actually knowing how to manage minutes for his players (giving nights off, limiting players’ minutes throughout the regular season, using his entire bench, etc.), they have been able to win five titles in 15 years. They should have had one more but I digress.

Popovich has always done this and more frequently, in the last five or six years, which has propelled the Spurs to two chances to win a championship.

But see? We, as fans of the Bulls can only dream of a coach who is half as decent as Popovich. Instead, we are stuck with a moronic, PATHETIC individual who disguises himself as a head coach. This man, disguised as a head coach, only plays six or seven guys and plays them so much, that they rack up high minutes and injuries which they don’t recover from. When his team is up or down 30, he takes the starters out and let’s the bench play the remaining part of the game.

The Spurs have a real head coach and that pisses me off.  The Spurs have a real head coach who takes players that no one has ever heard of and turns them into an NBA Finals MVP. He takes players, who should have been finished years ago and continues to get them to play their best basketball when it matters the most. He knows the entire point of an NBA season (a marathon, not a sprint). The players don’t ask for breaks and they don’t want them, but Popovich reminds them not verbally, but mentally, that they may lose a battle (a regular season game in January) but the objective is to win the war (NBA championship).

I wish the Bulls were half of what the Spurs are.

 

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18 Responses to “This is what a real NBA team looks like.”

  1. Cubs Bears Sox Suck Says:

    San Antonio Assistant Coaches

    Jim Boylen
    Ime Udoka
    Chip Engelland
    Chad Forcier
    Sean Marks

    We are NEVER going to have Pop. So, You get the next best thing…. His Assistants! Remember those names because at least one of them will have a great future.
    I am no fan of the Miami Heat but they had one guy playing basketball in the finals and he is the one that chose to bring his talents there. Interested to see where he goes..

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    World Cup

    ‘Merica! Fuck yeah!

  3. dvxprime Says:

    Aw, Fro Dog, ya beat me to it. Damn good game, even though Ghana had the ball waaay too much (and they got their goal in the 83rd minute for their work too). John Brooks, halftime sub and Wolr Cup newbie, gets the winner on a header off a corner kick in the 85th minute.

    AMERICA! FIRE AND PASSION! FUCK YEAH!

  4. genrebuster Says:

    The Spurs: what a great TEAM. As a friend of mine so aptly stated, “a symphony of squeaking sneakers”.

  5. Cubs Bears Sox Suck Says:

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000360521/article/israel-idonije-released-by-chicago-bears
    Bye Izzy… Can we start the Conte Countdown now?

  6. Fro Dog Says:

    I said a while back that he would be cut before the regular season starts. I am guessing they are just bringing him to camp to make him think he has a job and to push the younger guys. Then, surprise. “You’re cut. Now go suck at football somewhere else.”

    If I am wrong, I know someone here who is going to be ANGRY!

  7. dvxprime Says:

    Okay, who wants to volunteer to thunder punch Dan Bernstein? Nobody’s saying shit about the Black Hawk’s logo, they already changed their name to Blackhawks over two decades ago, and now this fuckface wants to start this bullshit…

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/06/20/bernstein-blackhawks-could-head-away-from-the-indian-head/

  8. Cubs Bears Sox Suck Says:

    People whine about really dumb shit in this country. Example.. In USA you have the right to be gay, in some other countries if your gay and found out you are killed. I get why the native americans are pissed. After near genecide of their people they should be a little rammy. The “Redskin” thing is a little borderline in my opinion but where does it stop??

  9. Fro Dog Says:

    Alright. I have kind of stayed silent on this whole thing and I am ready to express my feelings. If I offend some, I apologize but here it is.

    The Washington Redskins have been the Redskins since 1932. I am trying to figure out why, all of a sudden, are people complaining about this now? I am sick and tired of these idiotic politicians, who, are pissed off about this when there are other problems in this world.

    I am not trying to disrespect the Redskin tribe. Being someone who is Middle Eastern, a high school in California calls themselves the “Arabs”. Am I offended? In fact, I find it kind of funny when looking at the logo.

    Seriously. Could that be any more stereotypical? I have never even worn anything like that in my life. But I am not bitching about it. As I said above, I find it hilarious.

    The world we live in today is sensitive and we can thank the internet for that. Despite having it’s advantages these days like helping me get laid, the internet makes things like this more asinine (Dan Bernstein) than it already is.

  10. Pie in the Sky Says:

    I’m a moderate liberal. I still find this entire topic to be nothing more than the media abusing its power and congressmen getting involved in unimportant matters. Most Native Americans don’t have a problem with the name (poll featuring Native Americans had 90 percent who didn’t want name change). Some are on record saying that they’d be offended with a name change. They consider it as a tribute.

    Numerous schools and business use ‘Redskin’ in their names. These non-Native American media men and congressmen are telling them that they know more about their culture and history than the NA’s themselves. Haha yeah right.

  11. chucky Says:

    I’ve stayed out of this discussion too, mainly because it really doesn’t have anything to do with me personally. But here’s my two cents, for what it’s worth.

    Dan Bernstein, just like the NFL, has jumped on a topic, and a cause which has become trendy. What I mean by this is that now it has become fashionable to bash Dan Snyder, and bash anybody who defends him, in the use of the name “Redskins”. If Dan Snyder wasn’t such a dick, would they care as much? Doubtful. Someone explain it to me, because I obviously just don’t get it. What is so goddamned disparaging about that name? Nobody is bitching about the word Honky, are they? I’ve never heard one fucking complaint about that word, ever. What this country needs to realize, and I’m not holding my breathe, is that the word in and of itself, is harmless. It’s the asshole using that word, and his intent. And if you’re secure enough in yourself, and who you are, words will never, ever affect you. I know that Yeti doesn’t like me. You think I give a shit? Hell no. What is scary to me is what the federal government did in taking away their trademarks. What’s next? Telling the Milwaukee Brewers to change their name because their name promotes drinking? Give me a fuckin’ break.

    And one more thing. Enough already with the fucking World Cup. It’s goddamned soccer, and I DON’T FUCKING CARE!
    .

  12. dvxprime Says:

    Two more pennies for this topic…

    1) IMHO, stuff like bashing anybody with a Native American themed mascot happens when The Powers That Be don’t have any real solutions to actual problems that need solving. You know there’s a problem when fifty Congressmen have to bitch to Dan Snyder about his team, and that a government entity strips the Redskins of their trademark.

    2) As fucked up as life is for Native Americans (especially those still living on reservations), how exactly does this help them? How does getting rid of the Redskins’ name (or the Black Hawks’ face logo) improve the quality of life for any of the surviving NAs?

    3) I’m really getting tired of sportswriters/sportscasters deciding to fill their air time and/or columns spaces with the shit like I saw on Bernstein’s page this morning. In fact, between him and that asshole Tim Baffoe, I’m about ready to dump 670’s web page from my bookmarks. There isn’t shit to talk about for Chicago sports until Bears training camp opens, and these two dumbasses have to fill column space with so much political-correct bullshit.

  13. Fro Dog Says:

    ANGRY!

  14. dvxprime Says:

    Thirty seconds…just thirty more seconds…but nooooo!

    Shit. Really great game, except for screwing around in our own 18 yd box to start with, and for not killing the game off when they should have. Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey had great goals, but that last thirty seconds man…

    Now Team Yankee’s gotta beat Germany to advance…dammit!

    ANGRIER THAN CHUCKY!!!

  15. Pie in the Sky Says:

    What is with all the doggone US teams choking in the final minutes of national competition this year? US Women hockey was same thing. Ugh.

  16. Cubs Bears Sox Suck Says:

    Wonder when Carmelo will get his free steak dinner out of the Bulls?

  17. chucky Says:

    STEAK DINNER, BOOM!

  18. Fro Dog Says:

    You took the words right out of my mouth. You bastard! I remember they played that entire phone call a while back. That was great radio.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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