What the San Antonio Spurs were able to accomplish over the last two months has been nothing short of “REMARKABLE”.

I was all set to deliver my next NBA post when I realized that I hadn’t done right by one of the most amazing story lines of this season. It’s easy to give credit when the victor is your favorite team or player. It’s a little harder when you have to give credit to an opposing team.

Before there loss in Game 3 of the Western Conference Playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs had won 20 consecutive games over the season and postseason. The last time they have suffered defeat was on April 11th, against the Los Angeles Lakers.

While many of the headlines about the Spurs will concern their streak being snapped, and the way in which it was snapped, I would rather give credit to what they were able to accomplish. If this was any other sport, or any other team remaining in this year’s Playoffs, the coverage would be endless. If this were the Los Angeles Lakers or Miami Heat, the NBA would change their logo to a silhouette of either Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. Maybe it wouldn’t be that drastic, but you get my point.

The Spurs represent everything the NBA should be glorifying. They are proven Champions. They have at least four definite future Hall-of-Famers in the organization. (Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, and Coach Greg Popovich) They play good, clean, fundamental, TEAM basketball. And, most importantly, other than Parker’s marriage indiscretions, they avoid negative media attention. What more are we looking for in a group of winners?

20 CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES, with many of them being dominating wins, against the league’s best. Last night, the streak was snapped against a very good team, who hasn’t lost a single Home game in the Playoffs. Something had to give. But I want to give credit to the team who, since April 11th, hadn’t lost a single game ANYWHERE.


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