Another NBA season, another unexpectedly dominant showing from the aging San Antonio Spurs. And once again, just about no one expects them to come out of the Western Conference, let alone win the NBA championship.
Except for themselves. Specifically, Tony Parker.
“Our goal is to win a championship. Tim Duncan and I haven’t got a lot of time left. The Spurs made the right moves by signing Stephen Jackson, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills. We have a complete team now. We know we can beat everybody in the West, we proved it by beating OKC two times already. Winning another title is something we can do this year.
I’m really glad the Spurs signed Boris Diaw. I’m happy to be able to play with him. The first time I saw Boris wearing the Spurs’ jersey, it was kind of a shock for me.”
Last year, the San Antonio Spurs posted the best record in the Western Conference, but injuries and the Memphis Grizzlies spelled their doom in the first round of the postseason. This time around, the Spurs appear to be healthier, and Tony Parker has raised his game considerably.
Continue to doubt the San Antonio Spurs’ title chances at your own peril.