Off the Wall

Maintaining the psyche of the San Antonio Spurs

A fantastic tale of espionage and secrets, of grievances and reconciliation, of being understood by those around you. A tale and with almost no basis in reality, but no less true for all of that. A tale of the modern age. A tale of the Spurs.

Kawhi Leonard to host radio show

San Antonio's longtime blowtorch and radio home of the Spurs, 1200 WOAI announced late last night a series of surprising shake-ups in their lineup of on-air talent.

Erler goes "FJM" style with Zach Lowe

In which your faithful narrator strives, in a self-fulling prophecy, to make a Grantland employee regret ever writing anything nice about the Spurs at all.

An Open Letter to Manu Ginobili

The time has come Manu. Yes, we struggle to hold on to that last fleeting moment, but it's time.

Opponent Game Thread: Mavs, Cavs and El Heat

Comments from opponents' fans from the past three games.

Gregg Popovich's Paper Cup

Precision. Teamwork. Excellence. Traits that permeate the Spurs organization, personified by the team's treatment of a paper cup.

Opponent Comments: Pistons Edition

It's the second half of the season and there is plenty of Spurs talk to go around. Even behind enemy lines...take a look.

PtR's 4th-Annual Academy Awards Photoshop Preview

Welcome to our nightmares, as DrumsInTheDeep plugs Spurs players into some of this year's Oscar-nominated films. The results will amaze, appall, and deeply weird you out.

Why don't rappers choose Tim Duncan as their muse?

If you were to map out the intersection between the NBA and the world of hip-hop with a venn diagram, the area inside the two circles would be massive. Rappers make millions dropping names of NBA stars in their lyrics. Why not cash in on Tim Duncan?

Trade Deadline Exclusive: Fake hot Spurs takes

Major overhauls in store for San Antonio franchise in the next week, below report reports.

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Proposal to Host All-Star Weekend in San Antonio

An official letter to the NBA All-Star Site Selection Committee to consider San Antonio as a future location for the festivities.

All-Star Saturday Diary: Marco saves dreary mess

Between Nick Cannon wearing "puppies on his shoes", Reggie Miller having the broadcast of his life, and Charles Barkley wishing for Shaq to get a concussion to get "some sense knocked into him" -- Marco Belinelli's 3pt performance was the bright spot

Let's get more Spurs in All-Star weekend

Don't cast your votes just yet.

What does the world think when they look at Diaw?

Let's forget about strategy and records for a night and let Boris Diaw take our imagination for a spin. Who knows, we might just save the world.

What Happens When Tim Duncan Retires?

We break the emergency glass, that's what. I created a simulation to give you an idea of the future.

The rules of interviewing Popovich during a game

As spring approaches all eyes turn to basketball. With that comes the annual descent from media on high to San Antonio to cover the Spurs. With that in mind we've prepared a primer for use in preparations to interview Gregg Popovich.

A (Spurs) Christmas Story

What if one of the Spurs' resident sharp-shooters had wanted a very particular BB gun as a child, growing up in Indiana in the early 1940's?

You can't contain Kawhi Leonard on Twitter

Kawhi Leonard is a man of few words, but what if he found a social media platform to really express himself? And what if that platform was Twitter? And what if 140 characters couldn't contain Kawhi?

Spurs fall 21 spots in imaginary Power Rankings

San Antonio Spurs drop 21 spots in Power Rankings after losing to 9 year olds in Mexico City Arena.

An Oral History of the Mexico City Arena Fire

The Spurs and Timberwolves were slated to play a regular season game in Mexico City, but a fire forced an abrupt cancellation. The following is a compilation of interviews with players and officials who experienced the event firsthand.

What if the Spurs cared about alley-oops?

The players wanted to be more exciting for the kids so they started an Alley Oop club. And we all know that rule number one of the club is you don't talk about the club.

The Darkest Timeline: An Alternate Spurs History

As Thanksgiving approaches, Spurs fans have much to be thankful for, as the team kicks off the season with an incredible 13-2 record. To remind us to celebrate, I've crafted an alternate history of this year's team through the first fifteen games.

Stampler looks at the negatives

Part two of Stampler's look at the first 10 games of the season. This time, the bad side ... what bad there can be for a 9-1 start out of the gate.

The first 10 Spurs games: Lexicon Analysis Edition

How do we commemorate a 9-1 (okay 10-1) start for the Spurs? With a special treat for longtime Pounders, of course.

When baggy is too baggy: McGrady demonstrates

T-Mac had a fashion faux pas the likes of which are rarely seen on broadcast television.

Pop Nots: Don't ask Gregg Popovich these questions

Gregg Popovich chews up the best sideline interviewers the national media can send at him without breaking a sweat. How to approach the man? Good luck finding an answer. It'd be easier to come up with a list of questions to NEVER ask him. So we did.

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