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Media, Sports and Spurs

Examining an attempt to exonerate Kawhi Leonard at the Spurs’ expense

We’re not buying this attempt to rehabilitate Kawhi’s reputation by dumping on PATFO.

A PtR alum shares his story of persistence

Travis Hale is showing what's possible in the world of journalism.

What's going on in Diaw's latest tv commercial?

San Antonio's resident bon vivant has a great time in his newest television ad.

The best & worst Spurs player endorsements - Pt. 1

On the court, the Spurs have made their made their mark. They've also produced some unforgettable moments off the court too, in the form of hilarious -- and slightly questionable -- commercials.

Why Simmons' isn't totally off base about Splitter

You're free to disagree with Bill Simmons about anything (and particularly the Spurs) but realize that when it comes to Tiago Splitter, going against Simmons means going against Pop.

Collins, Sam & dilemma of promoting gay athletes

Don't worry, I found a way to bring this back to the Spurs.

Karl takes his turn as a media rumormonger

George Karl dropped a little bomb last week about Tim Duncan calling it a career after this year. But with Duncan playing so well--and saying it's not true--what would it take for him to hang them up instead of playing the last year of his contract?

Tony Parker leaves San Antonio for Jungle Town

The Spurs pointman takes a break from driving to the basket as he gets behind the wheel of a Renault for this puzzlingly eclectic commercial.

Tim Duncan, Johnny Manziel & life in the fishbowl

With the rise of social journalism and social media, does our society's intrusion into every detail of athlete's lives cause more harm than good, or is that an expectation the people should have?

The purity of watching sports without social media

I've been called an ADDICT when it comes to social media, and I won't deny it. So this week, I put down my phone and closed my computer to experience the NBA Finals matchup in the strangest way these days - with ONLY the television on.

How winning forces media to pay attention

Whether or not the Spurs are to blame for the lack of media coverage during the NBA season, the finger rightfully gets pointed at the media in their "since they are winning, I guess we should pay attention to them" coverage during the playoffs.

The escape of sports

Last week's bombing of the Boston Marathon may have wounded a city and a nation, but sports allowed us a way to recover and escape.

When media coverage of a rape trial goes wrong

The victim is ignored while athletes convicted of a heinous crime are portrayed with sympathy and pity. If finger wagging is ever justified, it's in situations like this.

Bruce Bowen's transition from court to studio

Google "Bruce Bowen" and you will find over 68,600 videos and stories from media personalities, players, coaches and general managers labeling him a dirty player, but is that really who he is?

Matt Bonner, social media & the 21st century fan

There's a reason why you get so absorbed with your teams, why you memorize stats for specific players & why your world often seems to revolve around sports, & sites like Twitter reinforce that fanaticism in ways that make a virtual world very real.

The San Antonio Spurs and Zero Dark Thirty

With the Academy Awards approaching, here's a look at the Kathryn Bigelow directed, Oscar-nominated Zero Dark Thirty, and how the movie's characters and themes are echoed in the makeup and excellence of the San Antonio Spurs.

The Spurs in the Information Age

The Spurs don't have players that revel in controversy or over-commercialize themselves, seeking every endorsement and sponsorship available. The team just plays basketball, and over the course of the last 15 years they've played better anyone else.