"There's a first time for everything. And from the first time I laid eyes on the San Antonio Spurs, I hated them. Everything about them. It was Game 4 of the 2003 Western Conference Finals. I distinctly remember sitting in those nosebleed seats 45 minutes before the game watching Tim Duncan shoot free throws, and directing as much sports-hate as I could his way. It didn't work. The Mavs would lose that game 102-95 and the series, in part due to Dirk's high ankle sprain, but also because the Spurs could do no wrong."