Marco Belinelli Sinks Game-Winner To Give Popovich His 1,000th Win

Gregg Popovich won his 1,000th game tonight, becoming just the ninth coach—and only active one—to reach the mark. And at the risk of deifying the man, the way his Spurs beat the Pacers tonight was perfectly Popovich-ian. Tied with 15 seconds remaining, the unheralded draft choice that developed into a budding… » 2/10/15 12:54am 2/10/15 12:54am

There Were A Lot Of Buzzer Beaters In the NBA Tonight

Look, the NBA season is too damn long. Even I, an NBA junkie that watches at least 200 games a year, can see that. Too many teams are tanking, too many teams are on energy crippling back-to-backs, and too many teams have injuries to fully showcase 82 games of high-quality basketball. Among the numerous proposals for… » 12/18/14 2:15am 12/18/14 2:15am

Tim Duncan Has All Of The Sads

It's been a rough night in Houston for the San Antonio Spurs, as the reigning NBA champions found themselves down big early and never had a chance to come back. Tim Duncan's stuck on the bench with a mandated night off, and it's clear he's not happy with what the Spurs scrubs are putting together. » 11/06/14 10:14pm 11/06/14 10:14pm

Why Tim Duncan Will Never Be Loved Like Michael Jordan

Tim Duncan And His Kids Were Adorable

Tim Duncan brought his ridiculously cute children to his postgame press conference, and they both gave ridiculously cute answers to a question about their dad. » 6/16/14 10:51am 6/16/14 10:51am

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

You Can Totally See Tim Duncan In These Clouds From The Yeezus Tour

A reader, who is not at all crazy and is totally onto something here, just sent us the following email with the above picture attached: » 12/11/13 1:00pm 12/11/13 1:00pm

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

Danny Green Nearly Runs Over What We Guess Is Tim Duncan's Son

What is going on here? Why is this child dressed as a terrorist? Why is Danny Green nearly assaulting him? Why is Danny Green the all-time record holder for three-pointers in the NBA Finals? » 6/16/13 9:44pm 6/16/13 9:44pm

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