the last week was memorable for most of us. Our team won the title and they performed in a way which I have seldom seen before. I admit I could have never imagined that the Spurs outplay the Heat in such a dominant way.
For me, Game 5 was memorable because it was my first ever Spurs game in the City of San Antonio. Although I am a Spurs fan since Timmey's early days, I never had have the opportunity to come to San Antonio to watch a game. 5000 miles and the Atlantic ocean stand between me and my team. Thus, I did the same as so many of us European Spurs fans (http://www.poundingtherock.com/2014/6/20/5827814/spurs-fan-from-6000-miles) and regularly got up early in the morning (often 3:00 am) to watch the games (at least the WCF and NBA finals). This year, however, I said to myself after game 6 of the WCF: "Man, this might be your last chance to see your heros play. Go get there!" So, I booked a flight to SA (about 14 hours from Germany), bought a ticket (man, are there any cheap seats at an NBA final game?) and went to SA for a total of about 36 hours (Saturday evening until Monday morning). My colleagues told me that I'm completely crazy and wondered how a guy can travel about 5,000 miles for a single NBA game while the whole world watches the FIFA World Cup.
It's been about one week since the game and I can now tell you that watching the game was the best decision I've every made! The atmosphere was amazing. All these people setting in their chairs, holding their breaths at each shot of the Spurs/Heat; jumping out of their chairs when Patty hits a great 3-pointer; looking at each other in sheer amazement when Manu sliced the Heat defense to make an incredible dunk (I thought he is too "old" for such a poster move). I am so thankful to the team and all Spurs fans for having the privilege to watch my first every NBA game under such circumstances. I intentionally leave out mentioning the party after the game; it was unbelievable, too (seriously, I have never seen some many guys sitting on the back of a pick up while the police tries to manage the traffic).
I will always remember this crazy trip to SA to watch one of the greatest TEAMS in NBA history!
Hope to see you all this year in Berlin when the Spurs play against Alba Berlin (or next year at game 5?!)!
GO SPURS GO