"This should not have happened. The San Antonio Spurs should not be the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Not with a roster that is in full-on transition mode. Not with their best player taking quarters, halves and entire nights off – not in the figurative "he's getting lazy" way either, but in the literal "he's sitting on the bench in his warmups" way. It should not be happening as Manu Ginobili's bald spot expands like the hole in the ozone layer. We are all doomed, or at least the Spurs should be. And yet they are not. "