How Serious Is Tony Parker's Back Injury?

Tonight, Tony Parker will likely miss his third straight game with a back injury, and more than a few assume that Parker's "injury" is really just a cover for Gregg Popovich to rest his star before the playoffs. The injury, tweeted April 7th from the Spurs' official account as "a sprained facet joint, left side," sounds… » 4/11/14 1:16pm 4/11/14 1:16pm

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

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 good, » 5/28/13 9:29am 5/28/13 9:29am

The Spurs May Finally Be Too Old For This Shit

It's hard to imagine the Spurs getting old. Maybe it's because they've already spent so many years as the elder statesmen of the Western Conference that we just expect them to keep doing what they do forever—consistently outplaying and outsmarting younger teams while staring down the perils of age but never quite… » 5/13/13 2:32pm 5/13/13 2:32pm

That Warriors-Spurs Game Was Bonkers

Manu Ginobili hit the game-winning shot with 1.2 seconds left in double-overtime to put a bow on an absolutely incredible game. With less than four minutes left in regulation Klay Thompson fouled out with the Warriors up 104-88. Chris Webber said something along the lines of "luckily, they don't need him anymore." » 5/07/13 1:28am 5/07/13 1:28am

Tim Duncan And Tony Parker Mock-Executed Their Referee Nemesis Joey…

From what we can tell, this photo only started making the rounds yesterday, even though the Spurs night out on Halloween had been well-documented otherwise. These are the same costumes Tim Duncan and Tony Parker wore then—Duncan as the Punisher, because of course he'd pick a relatively obscure comic book antihero as… » 12/01/12 9:45am 12/01/12 9:45am

Tony Parker Says His Eye Was 99 Percent Punctured By Flying Glass In…

Some snarky bloggers cracked jokes a few weeks ago about what happened to Tony Parker's cornea in the bottle-throwing smackdown between Chris Brown, Drake, and their entourages. Parker showed up to a press conference in sunglasses, said he was fine and that his eye would heal in a week. » 6/25/12 1:35pm 6/25/12 1:35pm

Tony Parker's Cornea Becomes The Tragic Collateral Damage Of The Chris…

Noted musicians Drake and Chris Brown threw down at WIP, a club in New York, earlier this week. We, as everyone else does, have Drake's back. Everyone had questions: To what extent did Brown taunt Drake about Rihanna-related matters? How did Drake respond? And what, oh what, was Meek Mill's role in all of this? » 6/15/12 4:25pm 6/15/12 4:25pm

"Life Is Like A Jump Shot": Reviewing The Unremarkable History Of NBA…

NBA players like rapping, and that is a fact of the universe that we are powerless to stop. The way that I have tended to deal this phenomenon is generally to ignore it completely. It is shockingly easy to do: Just as I do with Kreayshawn, I pretend that NBA rappers do not exist, that they have never existed, and that… » 9/23/11 5:00pm 9/23/11 5:00pm