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Erler chats with Phil Naessens about the Spurs good fortune

I'm not too sure they could've done this with Michael Olowokandi, guys

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We focus a lot, rightly so, on the depth of the Spurs and the roles they play in the team's success and obsess even more (well I do anyway) on the bad breaks the team has suffered from 2008-2013, sabotaging title runs along the way. Obviously it should go without saying, unless you're really a spoiled ingrate or your Spurs fandom extends only as far back as Kawhi Leonard, that the Spurs on the whole have been ridiculously fortunate as a franchise, particularly a small-market one that isn't going to draw prime free agents.

In this week's spot with Phil, we chat about how much luck has played a role for the Spurs and I share my observations about the Big Three and how they came to be. We probably should've discussed my recent article, arguing that they've actually been the most successful trio of players ever, but we didn't get to it because I ramble even more on the radio than when I write. Still, if I may toot my own horn for a second, I think I offer a good bit of Spurs history and some big picture perspective instead of my usual doomsday panic. So enjoy that!

After me, Zeb from Welcome to Loud City returns for his weekly segment and he and Phil discuss OKC's big win at Chicago and other NBA things, like perhaps why it wasn't the best idea for the Bulls to partake in the St. Patrick's Day festivities before playing against Kevin Durant.

Phil will also welcome to the show Joe Mullinax from, the Memphis Grizzlies blog on SBNation. Mullinax has a football background in his personal life and he and Phil will talk about the defensive linemen prospects in the upcoming NFL draft. Is Jadaveon Clowney going to be football's version of Carmelo Anthony? (I don't even know what that means.)

Just click the play button here because you can't get enough Spurs in your life these days. In case the player above doesn't work you can listen to the entire program from Phil's site located here.

Take a listen. His show is broadcast Monday thru Friday on Max Sports Channels, Talk Superstation, Armed Forces Radio Network , Kozmik Radio, First Online Radio, Epix Radio, Abscape Radio and Baseball Talk Radio.

As always, please feel free to share your thoughts of the show in the comments and offer feedback, good, bad or indifferent.