It’s Father’s Day. One of my Dad’s favorite saying was, a true champion comes from behind. WOW-is there anything else that can be said about the Spurs? The Spurs winning by double digits in game3 and 4 was amazing. But the Spurs coming back from trailing by double digits to a double digit lead, is just a champion at their best.
The Heat sells more jerseys. Consistency is not sexy. Consistency wins, especially when you have to come back from an 18 point deficit. The Spurs have had one coach, and the key players have played for one team. Duncan has played for one NBA team. Parker has played for one team. Ginobli has played for one team. The Spurs have the most diverse roster in the league. And they have 5 NBA championships in the last 15 years. Coincidental? Call this a point for the diversity gods that believe that diversity will improve any team.
When they needed to come back from the brink of play off death in the first quarter, they had the heart. They had the foundation to support the fall and the rise. And yet, communication skills almost derailed this now mighty jet. When Tim Duncan visited Wake Forest as a high school recruit, the coach almost did not sign him. He thought he looked disinterested and was not engaged. Wow-history could have been written differently not because of basketball skills but because of communication skills.
Kawhi Leonard is an amazing 22 year old. By any yardstick he is simply amazing. Imagine facing LeBron one-on-one your second year in the league. . . Click here to continue reading this article on my blog.