Spurs are awesome, blah blah blah, and then... "Which takes us to the curious case of the league's Executive of the Year voting, won by the Pacers' Larry Bird. No disrespect to Larry Legend, who certainly has overseen a masterful rebuilding work by the Pacers, but the fact San Antonio's R.C. Buford didn't win is a joke. One wonders what league the NBA's general managers have been watching for the past decade, one in which Buford has yet to win the award. "Buford came in second this time, with 14 of the league's 30 GMs leaving him off their ballots entirely. Which means 14 of the league's 30 GMs are either jealous, morons, or both. You look at the ballots and wonder if these guys are following their own league."