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Old 02-13-2014, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default Spurs Championships Are Pretty Weak

99- Beat an injured Knicks team.
03- Beat Jason Kidd's Nets
05- Beat a very good Pistons team
07-Beat the least talented Finals team in NBA history.

Not very impressive
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:23 PM   #2
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Their real competition was in the West.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:24 PM   #3
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99- Beat an injured Knicks team.
03- Beat Jason Kidd's Nets
05- Beat a very good Pistons team
07-Beat the least talented Finals team in NBA history.

Not very impressive

99 - Beat Shaq/Kobe
03 - Beat Shaq/Kobe
05 - Beat a championship Pistons team
07 - Easiest title I can remember

I'm kind of just playing around above. The Spurs have lucked out a bit on their titles. Kobe wasn't ready in 99. Dirk got hurt in 03. Competition was pathetically weak in 07.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:35 PM   #4
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So's your trolling as of late. Get on the ball, Silkk.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:38 PM   #5
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Lakers played the Nets and Pistons in the Finals too ... Not to mention those were great teams.

Even if we're going off star players, in championship runs Spurs went through teams starring Lebron, Kobe & Shaq, Garnett, Nowitzki, Nash & Amare, Gasol, Sheed & Big Ben, Allen & Lewis, Carmelo & Camby, D. Wiliams & Boozer, etc.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:39 PM   #6
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99 - Beat Shaq/Kobe

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Old 02-13-2014, 12:43 PM   #7
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So's your trolling as of late. Get on the ball, Silkk.

legit topic, brah. They beat a bunch of shit teams in the Finals.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:56 PM   #8
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I'm literally laughing at the idea of '03 being a weak championship.

Call it an easy Finals match-up if you want (though I'm not exactly sure what that makes 2011 for LeBron), but that Spurs team had no business winning it in the first place...thus it is impressive.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:59 PM   #9
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Never repeated as champs, lost 4, won 2 series against the Lakers since 99.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:00 PM   #10
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Never repeated as champs, lost 4, won 2 series against the Lakers since 99.

You're acting like the Spurs, not the Lakers, are unanimously considered the best team of the 2000s.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:04 PM   #11
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I'm literally laughing at the idea of '03 being a weak championship.

Call it an easy Finals match-up if you want (though I'm not exactly sure what that makes 2011 for LeBron), but that Spurs team had no business winning it in the first place...thus it is impressive.

No Dirk though.

The impressive thing about that run was almost completely centered around the Lakers series.

And Robert Horry almost buried them.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:04 PM   #12
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I'm literally laughing at the idea of '03 being a weak championship.

Call it an easy Finals match-up if you want (though I'm not exactly sure what that makes 2011 for LeBron), but that Spurs team had no business winning it in the first place...thus it is impressive.

A lot of things just went right for them that year. Duncan was at his very best, Lakers were coming off a 3-peat and Shaq just wasn't as good as he was in his other years, faced a young Suns team in the 1st round, faced the best offense in the league in Dallas, but Dirk and Nash were neutralized in that series, both shot 43% from the field, the Nets team just had 0 answer for Duncan, just like they had no answer for Shaq & Kobe the year prior (both had their best Finals series in 2002).

The Spurs weren't that great on the offensive end, but their defense was ranked top 3 in the league, and along with Duncan that carried them all the way to the Finals, where the opposing team really didn't have an answer for Duncan. Also a fun fact, every series the Spurs won in 6 games.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:04 PM   #13
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Beating Shaq + Kobe was something I could do with a pickup group at the park.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:21 PM   #14
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Another fun fact is that they've won a different way each time - 5, 6, 7, and 4 game series.

Spurs have won with a completely different roster than earlier. They've rebuilt while for the most part keeping under the luxury tax. They do that with smart scouting, player development and choosing their players wisely. They don't have the luxury of a great city to attract free agents or tons of money to pay players. That they're still contending after 16 years is amazing - their consistency is excellent. The fact that they've won 4 rings with not that much talent overall (compared to other teams) is to be admired - not put down.

If you take a good look at the team, (not counting Duncan and Manu who are sooooo old), there's really only Parker and Leonard who are good. Green was a scrub who was bouncing around the league, Tiago is sooooft - most of their players (except Diaw) are one-dimensional. They make up for that with chemistry, playing smart - the intangibles. Unfortunately, that's not enough come playoff time when talent rules and EVERYBODY is trying hard.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:24 PM   #15
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You're acting like the Spurs, not the Lakers, are unanimously considered the best team of the 2000s.

The best team on the 2000s never even won championships in consecutive years
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