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Spurs Culture as we know it pushes toward an uncertain future

Leonard’s unresolved injury leaves the dynasty in threat of peril.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in twenty years, the Spurs failed to acquire a winning road record. After the losses in Milwaukee and Washington, it is likely the Spurs 2 decade long 50+ game winning streak is also coming to an end. A playoff berth is not guaranteed. The Spurs are fighting for their life without the man thought by most pundits to be this season’s MVP.

In his absence, there’s been a ton of fan uncertainty, doubt, and speculation. For any reason Kawhi may not be playing from legitimate pain to holding out for a Supermax contract, no stone has gone unturned, conversationally speaking.

The team that has looked like a contender every season since Tim Duncan was drafted has felt at risk of floating into the obscurity of unknown players and over-age legends. Then LaMarcus and Pop had a legendary conversation, and a beam of light shone the path well trodden.

In an interesting piece posted by Sports Illustrated, the exact conversations that fill volumes of PtR Comments sections are organized and presented for the casual basketball fan. It’s well worth a read. It seems as if our thoughts and opinions are being considered. Our argument are being made. Our fears are fresh, and our beliefs are validated.

At first read, I had trouble finding an angle because Pounders have had this understanding all season long. But the article is well-organized and thorough. I highly recommend perusing the piece and commenting below.

Utah lost (in a nail-biter), Spurs maintain the 6th seed.

Today, the Spurs host the Oklahoma City Thunder. One game separates the two teams. A Spurs win ties up the series and their overall records. The Spurs have been on a tear at the AT&T Center. One catch— LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable after suffering a left knee contusion in Washington on Sunday.

Can you say “drama”?

I knew that you could.

Lots of drama in Spurs Nation. Get on board, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

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