The NBA has been around now for more than 60 years and the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1950's and 1960's was the league's bedrock. The NBA's popularity took off during the 1980's as the rivalry between Larry Bird and his Celtics against Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers made the league a box [...]
In 1993, the NBA decided to expand north of the border as they set their sights on the country of Canada, and in 1994, the Vancouver Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors would make their debuts. The NBA knew that it would take some time for a country who's national sport is hockey to warm up to [...]
Does Kawhi Leonard have enough in the tank to lead the Toronto Raptors to an upset of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals?
What appeared to be a marriage made in heaven between small forward Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs rapidly came apart at the seams. After helping the Spurs win the NBA Championship in 2014 which included being the NBA Finals MVP, Leonard appeared ready to keep the Spurs in championship contention as Tim Duncan, [...]
X-Boston Celtics 60-22 (1) There are times in the realm of sports where a team is unable to live up to the hype, but the Boston Celtics do not fall into that category. The Celtics went through a very short rebuilding process, and through shrewd trades, as well as smart drafting by the team's president [...]
It will be interesting to see how this trade will workout for both the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors.
In trading Kawhi Leonard, R.C. Buford, Gregg Popovich, and the San Antonio Spurs could come out of this smelling like a rose.
On May 14, 2017, the San Antonio Spurs found themselves playing in the Western Conference Finals for the 12th time in franchise history. And although that the Golden State Warriors had home-court advantage heading into the series, there were some people who believed that the Spurs would win due to their championship pedigree as they've [...]
X-San Antonio Spurs 61-21 (2) There is consistency and then there is what the San Antonio Spurs have been able to accomplish. Since the Spurs joined the NBA in 1976, only four seasons have gone by where they have not reached the playoffs, and in each of the last 20 campaigns they've been postseason bound. [...]
The Golden State Warriors are heading back to the NBA Finals, while the San Antonio Spurs are attempting to pick up the pieces.