Pop to Spurs’ Blair: ‘Just be who you are’


A nice article about Pop wanting Blair to be himself on the court, and bring the old Blair back. "All players are different," Popovich said. "If Tiago Splitter tried to do what Kevin Love does, he’d probably be pretty unsuccessful. If we tried to get DeJuan Blair to play like Tiago, he would be unsuccessful." As the Spurs return to Dallas today for a matinee against the NBA champion Mavericks, the 22-year-old Blair remains on a path of self-rediscovery. Blair sums up Popovich’s "just be who you are" order in two words: "Energy and rebounding."