"Winning it all?" What a pain in the butt way to evaluate things.
Martina Navratilova said, "The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else." It's a very good point.
I've never liked the playoffs. It has always seemed odd, this notion that I have to look back at months and months of basketball and retroactively decide just how good an experience it all was. It doesn't make sense. Does every amazing Manu play, every example of ballet-precise ball movement, every incredible all-net shot means less to me?
Maybe I'm the only one who feels a sting when other people declare a season a waste, and everyone else understands on some level that it's simply emotional venting. I don't feel the need to vent that way, though. And I refuse to let sports writers and other assholes make me feel some vague sense of shame and despair for believing in my team. The Spurs could end the season with the most Epic of Epic Meltdowns, and those guys can still kiss my ass.
No, I'll enjoy this season still. It was wonderful fun. I hope for a lot more fun in the future. The only bad thing about this series loss is that I now owe my boss 20 bucks. Beyond that, I'm feeling pretty okay. I'm glad the season is so long, and I like looking forward to each game. Spurs games are great bonding times, and the only way to teach a small child his numbers.
Stay healthy, Spurs! I'll see y'all next year, or maybe at the mall. In the meantime, Let's Go Stars.