After six years, San Antonio clearly was ready for the Spurs to return to the NBA Finals. Inside the sport itself, it’s always been a given that the Miami Heat would represent the East, but few if any of pro basketball’s talking heads picked the Spurs to be number one in the West – even though we sported the best win-loss record for much of the season.
Well, here we are, leading the series, 2-1, after a near-record demolition of LeBron James and his supporting cast Tuesday night at the AT&T Center. It may have been the least stressful NBA Final game I’ve ever watched.
We have no doubts about your loyalty as fans. We know the Spurs unite San Antonio like nothing else can, as noted in in our recent story, “Franchise Primer: Why the Spurs Unite San Antonio.” What we question, however, is your faith.
Office slackers who are taking a pause can watch this slow motion video of Tony Parker as he makes his Game One miracle shot, or return to our home page and enjoy the Annette Crawford’s slide show of Spurs spirit from downtown towers to front yards in the barrio
Here’s our survey, entirely unscientific, utterly dependent on you telling the truth. Here at the Rivard Report, we pride ourselves on the quality of reader comments posted on the site and our Facebook page. But this will be the test:
How many of you Spurs fans were afraid of facing the Heat and instead found yourself desperately rooting for the Indiana Pacers to beat the Heat for us?
How many of you Spurs fans expected San Antonio to win Game One in Miami and then come home and seize a 2-1 lead?
How many of you believe the Spurs will finish the job and claim a fifth trophy and set off the biggest downtown party in this city’s history?
Tell the truth, people. It’s okay to admit a moment of doubt or weakness. You can post your comment here or on the Rivard Report Facebook page (comments from Facebook are imported to our site).