Nobody could make himself part of the game like Joey Crawford. Inevitably, he’ll ref a few games per year where tension builds between teams and rather than let it progress to a boiling point, Crawford will instead make himself the protagonist and overreact, usually with an extra technical or ejection to calm things…
Video has surfaced via TMZ of San Antonio Spurs players visibly enjoying themselves as they left a nightclub Saturday night.
If not for a slight, meaningless touch of DeAndre Jordan’s fingertips on what would have likely been the game-winning shot or a Chris Paul technical foul, the Spurs would probably be down three games to two in their first-round playoff series against the Clippers. What’s remarkable about the fact that they are up a…
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…
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…
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.
Dammit, San Antonio. Keep this up, and you'll become the NBA's answer to Cardinals fans.
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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.
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…
Whoa, Tim Duncan, did Russell Westbrook really just kick you in the nuts?
(Turn the lights off before reading for maximum effect.)
Shut it down, basketball. Shut it down.
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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.
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…