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Mariano Magic: Shagging Family Memories

“Mariano-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!” Imagine a little kid screaming that line. Over and over again. And then some more. Picture him staring at a sea of All-Stars and honing in on one player. The greatest of them all. “Mariano-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!” Allow this diversion from the usual AlamoCityTimes.com sports focus on all things local and…

Trading Places: Crazy Game of Crazy 8’s

When is a No. 8 seed NOT a No. 8 seed? How can two seemingly similar situations for the Spurs, being the best in the West up against the last team in the postseason parade, suddenly seem like a time machine game of trading places? This was one thought simmering in my mind’s kitchen while […]

Spurs 4-Point Stand: Jazz Singing Playoff Blues

4-Point Stand: Jazz Singing the Blues Getting on all fours digging for thoughts and the like after the Spurs’ 106-91 win over the Jazz in Game 1 of the playoff series: 1. Le MVP Did you hear the chants ringing from the AT&T Center crowd in the 4th quarter with Tony Parker at the free […]

Video: Lakers-Spurs Highlights & Timmy-Tony-Manu: The Spurs’ Mamba Anti-Venom

“Very few mongooses, however old and wise, care to follow a cobra into its hole. You never know when the hole may open out and give the cobra room to strike.” – from “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling Funny how watching the Spurs/Lakers end of season collision in the AT&T Center…

NBA Playoff Poker: Spurs Go All In

“It is what it is…” The Spurs catchall catch phrase has long been a staple of San Antonio meet the press sessions. Gregg Popovich has uttered those words, give or take, a thousand times over the years. Spurs players at times don’t run the fast break as well as they…

What Could’ve been: Parker as a Bruin

What Could’ve been: Parker as a Bruin

Most San Antonio Spurs fans know about Tony Parker’s journey to the NBA, being selected as a little-known 19-year old point guard from Paris Basket Racing in the 2001 NBA Draft. But as the 2012 NCAA Tournament starts today with the first four, one has to wonder what college teams…

Tonight’s Spurs vs. Nicks

Tonight’s Spurs vs. Nicks

The San Antonio Spurs (25-12) will host the New York Knicks (18-20) tonight as “Linsanity” invades the Alamo City. Tonight’s contest will be the only time the Spurs and Knicks will meet during this shortened season. The Spurs come into tonight’s game off a rare home loss to the Nuggets…

Video: Project Spurs round table: Winning without Manu

Source: ProjectSpurs.com “When San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili fractured his hand and will be out of commission for 6-8 weeks, many fans felt this was the death-blow to San Antonio’s chances at maintaining their winning ways or worst yet, a blow to another march to their fifth NBA title. However,…

West Defeats East 24-12 at 12th Annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl

West Defeats East 24-12 at 12th Annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl

In front of a U.S. Army All-American Bowl record crowd of 39,011 the West squad defeated the East , 24-12. Saturday’s win evens the overall series 6-6 in the 12th annual game held in the Alamodome. San Antonio was represented by Sam Houston High School’s defensive end Javonte Magee who…

Toros add Butler

Toros add Butler

By Michael De Leon, Project Spurs Rejoice Da’Sean Butler fans, the swingman from West Virginia could still see some time with the silver and black after he was waived on December 13. Butler has joined the Austin Toros (the San Antonio Spurs’ D-League affiliate) along with Luke Zeller, who spent some…

Parker apparently not liked

Parker apparently not liked

By Kyle Boenitz, Project Spurs By now, most everyone has heard that Kris Humphries is the most hated player in the NBA, edging out LeBron James according to Forbes. The whole list is not much of a surprise: three Heat players, two Lakers (three if you count Odom), and a handful of…

Gasol staying in Memphis serves as a reminder to Spurs

Gasol staying in Memphis serves as a reminder to Spurs

By Kyle Boenitz, Project Spurs After an exciting and uplifting finish to their season last year, it looks like the Memphis Grizzlies want to keep building on the blocks they already have. They beat the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs and took the Oklahoma City Thunder to seven games. A big part…