Judging the San Antonio Spurs run for the Championship
A devastating overtime loss in Game 6 and a failure to deliver in Game 7 cost the 2013 NBA Championship to the San Antonio Spurs. As they watched the Miami Heat celebrate their second title in a row, the Spurs looked shocked and overwhelmed by the way they lost the Title. However, their run and their battle up to this point deserve the respect of the NBA world.
This might have been the last chance the star core of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan had to win the NBA Championship for the fifth time in franchise history. The future is uncertain for them, as Ginobili might think of retirement. Nonetheless, the future for the team should be as firm as its present.
Whilst the Spurs didn't weren't given many chances to win the trophy at the start of the season, it was because of the overachievement of neophytes Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard that brought the team so high. They are the two big winners out of this hurtful loss and the Spurs are should be optimistic about their future with them on board.
In general, the Spurs did a terrific job closing out all their opponents, rather easily all the way till the NBA Finals. There, they fell to the best team in the league and also the best player in the world, LeBron James. With the assistance of some true professionals, like Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen, the Heat managed to survive and closeout the Spurs. As devastated San Antonio currently is, it should also be proud of its achievements.
By: Chris M