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Reflections on Hispanic Heritage Night at the AT&T Center

San Antonio’s culture was in full effect on Wednesday night

For those in attendance on Wednesday, the San Antonio Spurs hosted the Dallas mavericks in a nail-biter. While it didn’t end great for the good guys, the night was not a total loss.

There were festivities throughout including Ballet Folklorico, live mariachi performance, and a special performance by the Hype Squad.

We had great seats in the NE corner which allowed us to watch Pop face the team during timeouts.

At one point I caught sight of David Robinson in his traditional second row seats and noticed his guest for the night.

Jason Echols, fitness and martial arts trainer, has been working with Robinson and his sons for years. In addition, Echols is the man credited with Tim Duncan’s late career health and agility. For those who remember when the air condition went out during Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals, Duncan later commented his open air workouts with Echols kept him lose while other (LeBron James) were cramping up.

A few years ago, I asked Echols to take me through a “day in the life” of Tim Duncan from a workout perspective and he obliged. It was one of my favorite interviews and experiences involving my Spurs fandom. You can read the 2018 article here.

There are many special events ties to Spurs games — next week is Veteran’s Day, for example — but the Hispanic Heritage Night is one worth putting on your game attendance calendar.

Have a great weekend, Pounders, and cheer on your Spurs.

Go Spurs Go!


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