When the 2011-2012 NBA Season started late last year, prognosticators figured the San Antonio Spurs would be average at best, middle of the pack, due to their aging stars, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli, and lack of experience from younger talent.
Proud to say, San Antonio not only surprised many, but ended up with the best record in the NBA and the top seed in the Western Conference going into the playoffs, despite the shortened season due to the Collective Bargaining Agreement squabble.
Success in the opening rounds, led the Spurs to a Western Conference Finals showdown with the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder, led by the unbelievable talents of UT alum, Kevin Durant.
Despite ultimately losing to the Thunder in six games, I was lucky enough to attend Game 2 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, bearing witness to a Spurs onslaught and 120-111 victory. The dominance showed by the entire squad, including the so-called “aging three,” proved that these guys, assuming they can stay together, are not riding off into retirement near as soon as anyone expected.
Congrats, Spurs, to an excellent season and great effort against the Thunder!
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