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ClutchPoints 4 hours ago
Raptors’ Marc Gasol relishing opportunity to face brother, Spurs’ Pau Gasol

Raptors’ Marc Gasol relishing opportunity to face brother, Spurs’ Pau Gasol

The Toronto Raptors host the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, which means we get to see Marc Gasol face off against his older brother Pau Gasol. The Gasol brothers are at different stages of their careers right now. Marc, whom the Raptors acquired at the trade deadline from the Memphis Grizzlies, is expected to be […] The post Raptors’ Marc Gasol relishing opportunity to face brother, Spurs’ Pau Gasol appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock 15 hours ago
Lonnie Walker finds motivation at the All Star game

Lonnie Walker finds motivation at the All Star game

Nothing like hanging with the greats to find the motivation to be even better. After signing an endorsement deal with Adidas last summer, Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker IV was in Charlotte last week for the 2019 NBA All Star Game to help promote the brand. As if he didn’t have enough already, being around the greatest in the game provided him with even more motivation to become a star. “It means a lot. It brings fuel to your fire, because you want to get to his stage. You want to get to his moment and be able to actually embrace it like an All-Star. So, to be here and see everything, see...
Pounding The Rock 19 hours ago
Open Thread: Skip Byaless says Manu Ginobili was better than Hakeem Olajuwon

Open Thread: Skip Byaless says Manu Ginobili was better than Hakeem Olajuwon

An Argentine guard vs. a Nigerian center . . . who you got? Skip Bayless says Manu Ginóbili was better than Hakeem Olajuwon. Skip is actually right on this one. pic.twitter.com/GTl6ZQ2pAD— Spurs Unlimited (@SpursUnltd) February 19, 2019 It’s one thing to be a Pounder, but it’s another to call Manu Ginobili a better player than Hakeem Olajuwon. To be direct, I think comparing players from different eras is an exercise in futility. It never comes down to stats, but rather opinion. In the era of Mike Tyson, when no boxer could last more than 90 seconds in the ring, my father...
Pounding The Rock Feb 19, 2019
The Spurs’ clutch performance after timeouts has been disturbing

The Spurs’ clutch performance after timeouts has been disturbing

An area of concern has surfaced out of what used to be a team strength. Despite their 16-11 record in games that are within 5 points in the last 5 minutes, the Spurs have suffered more than their fair share of late game failures this season. The 21-point collapse against the Bulls in mid-December is the first that comes to mind, but they also almost choked away a couple of those victories, too. Poor execution coming out of the huddle nearly doomed the team against both the Thunder and Suns. A deeper look at their clutch performances throughout this season reveals a problem. In an...
ClutchPoints Feb 19, 2019
Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker IV fueled by being around All-Star Weekend

Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker IV fueled by being around All-Star Weekend

Lonnie Walker IV was in attendance for the 2019 NBA All-Star weekend, and it was a big moment for the San Antonio Spurs rookie. While making an appearance to support Spurs teammate LaMarcus Aldridge and promote Adidas as part of a recently signed endorsement deal, Lonnie Walker IV admitted that the the surrounding and energy […] The post Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker IV fueled by being around All-Star Weekend appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Feb 19, 2019
The Spurs’ post-All-Star break To-Do list

The Spurs’ post-All-Star break To-Do list

With the playoffs just a couple of months away, here are some points of emphasis as the Spurs look to finish the season strong. At 33-26, the Spurs are coming off an extended (and much-needed) break and looking to welcome Derrick White back into the fold. They boast the league’s sixth-best offense and are on pace for 46 wins despite losing their other starting point guard for the year to an ACL tear. Even after losing four of their last five, things could certainly be worse in what has been, by all accounts, a down season in San Antonio. That said, there are still ways the team can...
Pounding The Rock Feb 19, 2019
Spurs Mural Tour Stop #13- 807 S. St. Mary’s

Spurs Mural Tour Stop #13- 807 S. St. Mary’s

Catch the Big 3 just south of downtown I had a gig last December and missed my turn. Ends up that it was advantageous as I made the next right on S. St. Mary’s and came across this gem of a Spurs mural. Tim Tony Manu The logo Local artist Albert Gonzales was commissioned for this piece, you can view his site here. Check it out, he’s extremely talented. His voice as an artist is an important facet to San Antonio’s growing art scene. There are still so many great pieces of art around town, and my...
Pounding The Rock Feb 18, 2019
A Spurs fan stares into the abyss, the abyss stares back

A Spurs fan stares into the abyss, the abyss stares back

Love in the time of the Warriors. As my sister and I walked into Oracle Arena earlier this month, I can’t say we were expecting much of anything out of the Spurs. The night before the game it was announced that DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge would be sitting out and, as much as I love the motley collection of bandits we’ve assembled to wear Silver & Black this year, the chances of them waltzing into Oakland and pulling off a heist here felt pretty slim. I hoped they would maybe land a few punches and I would get the opportunity to watch some our young guys compete against the...
Pounding The Rock Feb 18, 2019
What ever happened to the Shooting Stars Competition?

What ever happened to the Shooting Stars Competition?

Of course the only part of All Star weekend I enjoyed is gone. I’ll be honest right off the bat and admit I didn’t watch one second of the 2019 NBA All Star Weekend. Ignoring the fact that I didn’t have time, I still could have recorded it but chose not to. Some of that was slightly out of protest for Davis Bertans being left out of the three-point contest — although the cynic in me loved seeing no-name Nets player Joe Harris upstage the Curry brothers in their hometown — and some is simply the fact that the spectacle of the entire thing just doesn’t appeal to me. However,...
Pounding The Rock Feb 18, 2019
Spurs Power Rankings - Week 18: Good ... as far as it went

Spurs Power Rankings - Week 18: Good ... as far as it went

Only one game and one Spur at All Star Weekend means not much to report. The Spurs had only one game this past week before taking the long All-Star break. The one game was against the new-look Memphis Grizzlies who had just traded away their Gasol brother (Marc) to the Toronto Raptors for Jonas Valanciunas, among others. The Spurs finished splitting the season series. The rest of the week consisted of one Spur invited to the All-Star weekend festivities to try and convince Spurs fans to watch. Week 18 - 1 plus All-Star Weekend: The game against the updated Grizzlies meant that we...
Pounding The Rock Feb 18, 2019
Looking back at LaMarcus Aldridge’s All Star weekend

Looking back at LaMarcus Aldridge’s All Star weekend

LaMarcus Aldridge continued a Spurs’ tradition last night that stretches back to the 1970s. George “The Iceman” Gervin was selected to participate in what would be the first of 9 straight appearances (with one All Star Game MVP in 1980) at the 1977 NBA All Star Game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 42 years ago. Since that time, the Spurs have sent at least one All Star to the league’s Sunday showcase every single year, save for 1988-1989 (the year they won the draft lottery that got them David Robinson, a 10x All Star), 1996-1997 (the year they won the draft lottery for Tim Duncan, who...
Pounding The Rock Feb 18, 2019
Open Thread: All-Star Weekend highlights

Open Thread: All-Star Weekend highlights

When the best come together, they bring out the best in one another Happy President’s Day! K hope you are enjoying a 3-day weekend. And speaking of weekends, the All-Star Weekend has officially come to an end. Did you watch? If so, what was you favorite event? Were there any moments that jumped out at you? Or like many Spurs fans, were you watching thinking about which member of the Silver & Black coulda, shoulda, woulda... Or are you one of the many who don’t even watch these events. in that case, what did you do? Catch up on correspondence, binge watch some Netflix, or finally get...
Pounding The Rock Feb 17, 2019
Game Thread: 2019 NBA All Star Game

Game Thread: 2019 NBA All Star Game

The NBA’s best players gather for the annual All Star exhibition Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here, but for all you newbies we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, don’t troll and don’t swear too much. The NBA is on their official All-Star Weekend. Athletes are on a break. But LaMarcus Aldridge is playing tonight for Team LeBron. It’s the NBA All Star Game, where everything’s made up, and the points don’t matter. Or is that ‘Whose Line is it Anway?’ In any...
Pounding The Rock Feb 17, 2019
Manu Ginobli: The Spursiest

Manu Ginobli: The Spursiest

Manu’s game was flashy, but there’s one unflashy, underappreciated thing he did very well. We are back once again with the Spursiest moves and skills of all time. Simply put, these are the grittiest, most overlooked, and most singularly unflashy moves/skills in the San Antonio Canon. If you haven’t already, go back and check out our previous entries, listed at the bottom of this article. Next is a player who many may consider to be one of the Spursiest Spurs of all, but his game was certainly flashy and anything-but fundamental, making finding an aspect of his game that fits the mold...
Pounding The Rock Feb 17, 2019
LaMarcus Aldridge relishes his All-Star appearance as a throwback big man

LaMarcus Aldridge relishes his All-Star appearance as a throwback big man

He also had a surprise visitor at his press conference. Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge is in Charlotte participating in his seventh All-Star weekend and third as a Spur. In a near 30-minute interview during his press conference, he had plenty to say about playing for the Spurs and other topics. He talked about how he feels Gregg Popovich’s minutes management is extending his career: “It’s definitely extended it because Pop (Gregg Popovich) believes in saving your body. We do a lot of things to try to prolong our career and just be fresh. I think over the years that adds up as far...

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