San Antonio Spurs Tickets for Sale
The schedule for the upcoming 2013-2014 NBA Season has been released. Once again, the professional basketball teams will engage themselves in an action-packed battle for the NBA trophy which many NBA fans will surely enjoy.
No doubt, one of the best NBA teams is the San Antonio Spurs. With their star players such as Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, this team never had a winning percentage below .61 and is also among the top teams who have won the most NBA championship titles. In fact, last NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs came really close to snagging another NBA trophy. For this upcoming season, will they be able to successfully conquer the NBA Finals?
With their outstanding performance last season, it will not be surprising if this NBA team will put up a good fight for the 2013-2014 NBA season. Although the veteran players of this team are sometimes criticized for being not as incredible as they are during the early years of their career, their exceptional performance last season just proved that they are still capable of giving an awesome performance. San Antonio Spurs will remain strong this season especially with the new, talented and younger players included in their team. Among the younger players that have shown great potential of becoming NBA stars are Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, and Tiago Splitter among others.
It can also be said that one of the most anticipated games for this season is the San Antonio Spurs versus Miami Heat match that would take place early next year. Many NBA fans are definitely excited with what seems like a rematch for the two NBA teams who fought against each other in last season's NBA Finals. Apart from this, you should also never miss the other breathtaking games of the San Antonio Spurs against the other professional basketball teams. So for all the San Antonio Spurs fans out there, don't forget to buy your tickets and join one of the best teams in their quest for the NBA championship title.
The San Antonio Spurs were one of the founding teams in the ABA. They actually started as the Dallas Chaparrals. This stopover in Dallas lasted six seasons, and those six seasons included five trips to the playoffs. Eventually the Chaparrals moved west to San Antonio and changed their to the Spurs. That first season in a new city went relatively smoothly thanks to the George “The Iceman” Gervin.
Gervin led the Spurs to five first place finishes in the division and remained one of the few stars to stick with the ABA team after the merger of the leagues. Impressively, San Antonio played in three conference finals, though they never managed to play in the NBA Finals. The Spurs have actually spent most of their seasons in the playoffs instead of ending it in the lottery. When the team did struggle, they have managed to find a star. In the late 1980s this was David Robinson and in the late 1990s it was Tim Duncan.
As of the late 1990s, San Antonio has also been one of the few NBA teams to be able to scout foreign players. They picked up Tony Parker from France and Manu Ginobili from Argentina so that once Robinson retired the trio of Duncan-Parker-Ginobili took over. This meant that the Spurs seamlessly shifted from the NBA Finals winner in 1999 to the NBA Finals winners in the odd years in the first decade of the 21st century (2003, 2005, and 2007).
As Duncan aged, Ginobili endured more and more injuries and Parker went through a celebrity divorce. This meant Coach Gregg Popovich had to be the next person to make a shift. He focused a little less on defense and little more on an offense based on the perimeter play of Parker and Ginobili. All this has consistently kept the Spurs in the postseason, where they expect to remain for seasons to come.