The Spurs have lost two games in a row! Where the haters and the national media? When the Lakers lose two games Coach Zen has lost his magic. Kobe Bryant is selfish and the triangle offense is dead! When the Spurs lose two games to the Knicks (NY Vinnie’s alma mater) and the Old Head Boston Celtics no one even blinks. Seriously? I guess I should expect no less from the media pundits.
I am on the record as saying the Spurs are going to win 70 games. I have not wavered on that prediction and I still have absolute confidence in that roster and coaching staff. I also believe that Coach Popovich is one of the greats. Every team goes through mid season ruts. In fact this is the first time the Spurs have lost two in a row. At 29-6 the Spurs are well on their way to a record season. This is the only team that can knockoff my boy Kobe and the World Champions. The Spurs got some serious depth. Besides depth they are playing some off the hook D.
In order for the Celtics to beat the Spurs they had to shoot 60% from the floor and they still only scored 105 points. The Celts also needed Big Baby to score 23 and Allen to put up 31 and go 13 for 16. Is it possible the national media realizes this? Doubtful! The Lakers are a more juicy story and that is why they attack them like rabid dogs. Add to that the locale of LA VS San Antonio and there ya have it!
The Spurs get a pass while the Lakers have to face the fictious music created by the NBA “bleep storm” over Artest and Jackson having a mano a mano.