So...i'm pretty much fed up with ESPN and the rest of the national media for non stop coveraging of Miami, Boston, LA, Melo, A'm'a'r'e etc. I just want to go to ESPN and read ONE story about the good guys. Maybe 2 a week. Is that too much to ask? After the jump is an email i just fired off to Bill Simmons, who became the target of my wrath after predicting us to only win 49/50 games this year. I just felt like sharing. I needed to get that off my chest.
Care to revise your revised preseason Spurs forecast? 50 wins means we go roughly 500 (30-29) the rest of the way. Personally, my money is on both the Spurs and Mavs breaking 60 trying to get the 1 seed in the West, whle nobody at ESPN pays attention because everyone is too busy blowing the Heat and LA (who deserve attention because they've, you know, won stuff).
Also, lay off on the whole "Tim Duncan decline" stuff. Yeah, it's happening. We don't run the offense through him anymore. But he's averaging almost 2 blocks and 1 steal per game. In 3 minutes less per game than last year.
The Spurs have the best record in the league (and are off to the best start in franchise history), have the best PF of all time, a top 5 PG in Tony Parker, a top 5 SG in Manu Ginobili, an MIP candidate in Richard Jefferson, a 6th man candidate in George Hill, legitimate depth at every position with guys like Gary Neal, James Anderson, Hill, Blair, Bonner, and San Antonio Mcdyess able to step up and go off on any given night.
Oh, and did I mention that we've got Europe's best player from last year sitting on the bench, not even incorporated into the rotation yet? And hes like a taller, more mobile version of Fabricio Oberto (the last big sidekick of Tim's we won a title with)?
So yeah. I guess this is a big "eff you" email for the entirety of ESPN. I wish yall gave us more quality coverage of the Spurs and less of the garbage "news" coming out of Miami. And don't say it's because the Spurs are boring- we're averaging over 100 points a game. 4th best offense in the league. And Manu is good for at least 5 highlights a game. Enjoy mollycoddling the "big 3" in Miami, and continue to ignore this era's original big 3, who have won more games together than Miami's probably ever will.