Spurs Get Revenge, Rout Heat In Game 5 For Fifth NBA Championship

The Heat kicked off Game 5 on a 22-6 run, and LeBron James contributed 17 of Miami's first 27 points. Even though no team had won with a 3-1 deficit in the Finals, the first quarter made Heat series vaguely conceivable. But then, the Spurs provided a dose of reality, stepped on Miami's throat, and concluded the Finals… » 6/15/14 11:00pm 6/15/14 11:00pm

Tim Duncan Finalized His Divorce In A Secret Hearing

After five ugly months, Tim Duncan's 12-year marriage is officially over. Tim and his college sweetheart, Amy, finalized the paperwork in a secret hearing that didn't take place in a courtroom and didn't show up on any docket—the judge paid a rare "house call" to get this done without the media taking notice. » 8/21/13 11:26am 8/21/13 11:26am

The Spurs' Rock Finally Cracks: Tim Duncan Needs Your Love Now

The outside world never seems to affect Tim Duncan as much it does you and me. He doesn't furrow his brow or snarl. His whole bearing suggests a sort of aloof, unrelatable mastery—of his talents, of his emotions, of his image, of everything around him. Which is why it was so hard to watch him last night in the… » 6/21/13 4:21pm 6/21/13 4:21pm

The Best Thing About These Finals: There Are No Goats

When Game 1 of the NBA finals ended, we expressed a hope that this series would last forever. What we've ended up with is the next best thing: seven games, with last night's overtime, instant-classic, scare-the-cat-and-wake-up-the-neighbors thriller setting up a finale on Thursday that will be the closest pro… » 6/19/13 10:33am 6/19/13 10:33am

Miami's Big Three Bests San Antonio's Big One-And-Three-Quarters

For much of the playoffs the question had been whether LeBron James could just get some help from his teammates. By the time Game 3 of the Finals rolled around, it began to look like LeBron was fading. But in Game 4, LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh finally put a game together in the playoffs to live up to the "Big… » 6/14/13 1:49am 6/14/13 1:49am

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

Tim Duncan Is In The Middle Of A Remarkably Messy Divorce

As the ageless and unflappable Tim Duncan turns in another incredible playoff run, reports and court documents indicate the Spurs star has played this postseason while dealing with an ugly divorce from his wife of 12 years—and spent the regular season concerned about allegations of infidelity on her part. » 5/28/13 6:27pm 5/28/13 6:27pm

Same Faces, Same Result: The Spurs Are Back In The Finals

The Spurs get the "boring" label because basketball is supposed to be hard. As San Antonio heads to its fifth finals since 1999, its fourth with its multinational power trio intact, you wonder if they've made some cosmic bargain, or discovered a real-life cheat code, because the alternative—that they're just this… » 5/28/13 9:29am 5/28/13 9:29am