I’ve waited so long for this…
And finally, it has happened.
Duncan’s ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ is now complete. Five fingers… five rings.
With the Spurs’ fifth ring, the team has cemented their legacy as the best team in NBA history, perfecting excellence in execution both in offense and defense.
With the leadership of Parker, the wisdom of Duncan, and the versatility of Ginobili, the Spurs will forever be remembered as a franchise promoting the values of selflessness, humility, and team spirit. Not to mention Coach Pop’s coaching prowess.
Kudos to the very efficient players of San Antonio: the smoking guns of Green and Belinelli; the hustle plays of Mills; the facilitating expertise of Diaw; the screen and roll plays of Splitter; and the very effective bench who responded positively when they were needed the most.
And the revelation of a rising star in Kawhi Leonard who answered the call of Coach Pop. He exemplifies that greatness doesn’t always come through fame and stardom. Sometimes it comes in silent… very, very silent. Hats off to the Finals MVP.
I’ve never seen any team play like this before. They are so fluid in offense. As Marcin Gortat said, "San Antonio runs offense perfectly. It was like listening to Mozart. It’s just ridiculous how they play." And their ever reliable, unbreakable defense still is and always will be the core of the team.
Indeed, the SYSTEM works.
Truly, the Spurs are worthy champs. '99 '03 '05 '07 '14.
Once again I will state, "I've been an ardent admirer of the Spurs since the Duncan-Robinson twin tower domination until the rise to glory of the Duncan-Parker-Ginobili trio. I bleed black and silver. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow... forever, a Spurs fan I will be."
Congratulations, San Antonio Spurs, 2014 NBA Finals Champions!