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whining has become the new sore losing 
03:25pm 13/05/2007
mood: amused
Did anyone watch the latest Spurs - Suns game? Game 3 was a whine fest. Not only did Amare call the Spurs dirty players because of the game before, he continued to piss and moan to the officials in game 3. Raja Bell decided to open his mouth and talk mess to some of the Spurs players, and Mikey boy decided that his complaining was worth a T. Perhaps if they'd have stopped focusing on the "bad" calls and focused on what they could do to better their playing, they might have had a chance to win. Officials are always gonna make bad calls on both ends of the court. This win just made Amare look like a fool, and I hope it carries on to the next game. What a bunch of weenies.
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Thought I would share 
10:27pm 25/04/2007
  Over the weekend I was in San Antonio. And on Sunday [the day after the Nuggets beat the VERY horrible playing Spurs] I was coming back home [South Texas] when my dad decided to stop by P.F. Changs [that is a Chinese Bistro for the folks that dont know] and while we are there guess who is dining:

None other than Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets.

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Yeah, he looks drunk but he was distracted by my father talking to him. He was a little cocky, but I would be too if I had just beat the home teams butt. Oh well. Good times.
02:12pm 17/04/2007

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Agh, Love it!

Veronica Mae from Go Spurs Go said they are on Amazon for 17 bucks.
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02:33pm 17/04/2007

There is justice in the world.
10:00am 17/04/2007
mood: crazy
I got this in an email today if anyone is wanting to sign


Its a "Petition to the NBA to fire Joe Crawford. Mr. Crawford has shown time and time again that he is unable to do his job as an NBA referee without bias. This is unacceptable and lowers the NBA to the level of the pro wrestling circuit. Bring integrity back to the game."

I x- posted this to one other community sorry if you see this more then once
02:02am 27/03/2007
  alright, this is just downright priceless. this picture is not doctored in any way. the original can be found here: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore;_ylt=AiRCAWvP1p6TUM45KJtGTzs5nYcB?gid=2007032609 - although i expect it to be changed.

look at robert horry's line in this picture.

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a chump to the bench 
09:52pm 15/11/2006
  Spurs Sign James White
Nov 3, 2006

The San Antonio Spurs announced today that they have signed James White. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
White, a 6-7 guard/forward, was most recently in training camp with the Indiana Pacers. In 8 preseason games with Indiana he averaged 3.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 17.5 minutes of action. White also averaged 12.5 points with Indiana’s entry to the Pepsi Pro Summer League in Orlando. Selected with 31st overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, White was traded to the Pacers in a draft night deal.

White attended the University of Cincinnati where he led the Bearcats in scoring (16.3) and free throw percentage (.838) during the 2005-06 season. An honorable mention All-Big East selection, he finished second on the Bearcats in steals (1.2), assists (2.0) and blocks (0.9) and third in rebounding (5.1) on the year. White scored a career-high 32 points, including a career-high five three-pointers, in a Big East Tourney loss to Syracuse on 3/8.

The Spurs roster stands at 15.
12:49am 11/10/2006
  French love all things Parker
By Ian Whittell
Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- Just how big is the Tony Parker phenomenon here in his native France?

Just ask your taxi driver as he negotiates the chronic logjam of a Paris rush hour.

What the Parisian cabbie tells you is not important. What matters is the fact that he can hold a well-informed basketball discussion with you at all.

Travel anywhere in Europe and your taxi driver will undoubtedly be a soccer expert, keen to engage you in a football debate that would do a sports talk radio jock in the States proud.

But "Tee Pee" -- as his adoring Gallic public knows him -- has burst onto the French sporting landscape with such an impact that the chauffeur's repertoire now extends to Le Basket.

Tony Parker
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Tony Parker converts one of his patented drives on Maccabi.

"Tony is huge here," your cabbie tells you. "Football is still the biggest, and Tony is no [French soccer icon] Zinedine Zidane! But everybody knows Tony Parker.

"Me? I think Boris Diaw is the better player now but Tony was the first to leave here and make it in the NBA, so he is still best known.

"Every time you see him on television, he is so professional, so modest, he handles himself so well. It's just a pity he was injured in the World Championship because with him in the team, who knows? Maybe we would have won a medal."

That finger, broken before the Worlds even started, sank a nation's basketball hopes although the enforced rest suited the Spurs just fine. More importantly, as Parker showed in scoring 26 points with 10 assists in Thursday's 115-90 win over Asvel Villeurbanne and 27 points in the 97-84 stroll over Maccabi Tel Aviv in Paris Sunday, the troublesome digit is fully healed.

"We had it X-rayed a final time before we left San Antonio," coach Gregg Popovich said. "To make sure it was 100 percent healed -- not 80, not 90, because he would not have participated at all if that was the case. But it is totally healed."

"I feel I'm 100 percent," Parker confirmed. "The X-rays looked good, everything was straight. I just get kind of scared sometimes when I go for a steal, something like that, but overall, it feels great."

Generally, Parker, clearly inspired by familiar surroundings, has looked immaculate. Considering the time of season, he's looked way ahead of the level at which he might reasonably be expected to play.

When Maccabi cut the deficit to nine points in the second quarter on Sunday, it was Parker who took over and killed the Israelis' rally. A blown attempted dunk on a unopposed breakaway late in the game was the only negative from the two games, and a funny one at that.

Parker's phenomenal play is the main reason the Parisian cabbie was so keen to continue the hoops discussion, moving on to a discourse on the lack of depth on the French national team and a debate about how Greece could beat the U.S. in the semis then lose in the final to Spain.

Imagine an American cabbie in Manhattan or downtown Chicago wanting to discuss whether Landon Donovan should have been used as a center forward or in a deeper-lying midfield role by the U.S. national team during this summer's soccer World Cup.

That is how big the Tony Parker phenomenon is here in France.

A Niketown appearance, a team photo at the Eiffel Tower, a hospital visit for the NBA Cares program, a meet-and-greet with EA Sports, the unveiling of his waxwork likeness at La Musee Grevin -- oh and a 90-minute practice with the Spurs -- all crammed into little more than 24 hours upon his arrival in Paris from Lyon on Friday.

That is how big the Tony Parker phenomenon is here in France.

"Since his first championship with the Spurs in 2003, things have really taken off," said Tom Marchesi of NBA Europe, whose headquarters are here in Paris. "That year he was named Sportsman of the Year by L'Equipe, which is the most widely read newspaper in France. When you consider the list of people who have won that award, that was an incredible achievement for a basketball player. From there, his popularity and people's awareness of him went up in leaps and bounds.

"Maybe the last year or so, things had maybe reached saturation point with him, especially with other French players, like Boris Diaw emerging. But then with what is happening in his private life, there is a whole new level of interest again."

Tony Parker and Eva Longoria
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Tony Parker's relationship with Eva Longoria has made him an even bigger star.

Ah yes, the private life. Actress Eva Longoria flew into Paris this weekend to be with Parker amid rumors, fueled in large part by her own publicist, that their relationship was rocky.

Photographers were delighted, therefore, to not only see Longoria at Parker's waxwork unveiling Saturday but dutifully sitting courtside on Sunday, alongside Parker's friend Thierry Henry, the French international soccer star.

The European media, largely built upon paparazzi-driven celebrity "stories," have granted Parker a whole new level of fame, simply for his role as "Mr. Eva Longoria."

For example, rarely does a week go by in the United Kingdom, owners of the world's most voracious tabloid press (but very little interest in basketball), without Parker being mentioned or photographed alongside his partner.

Parker and Longoria are now, arguably, the world's most famous sports-pop culture crossover couple -- with the exception of soccer player David Beckham and his wife Victoria, the former Spice Girl pop singer.

However, the one important difference between the Beckhams and Parker-Longorias is that the basketball player has never let his celebrity couple status affect his performance and play.

Famously, Manchester United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson -- whose old-school character is not dissimilar to Popovich's -- insisted on Beckham being traded to Real Madrid when his celebrity lifestyle, his media appearances and some embarrassing comments by his wife proved too big a distraction not only for him but for the club in general.

That has never been an issue for Popovich and the Spurs.

"Not a bit of it," Popovich said when asked if Parker's popularity and lifestyle had been problematic. "I have never had to worry about him in that regard. I haven't ever had to draw him in and give him talks about that. He has handled everything with class since he got here.

"In fact, he has been great. Ever since Tony came to us at 19 he has proven himself mature beyond his years. He is very intelligent, very mature.

"I am amazed how, at his age, he handles all the hoopla, all the focus around the game. Yet, I still expect so much from him on the court. He is unique in that situation."

Yet, even though it has been impossible to miss Parker's promotional might around his home city -- via campaigns for suits, video games, sneakers, sports drinks -- one can only imagine how huge his profile would have been if a broken finger had not robbed France of his services at the Worlds.

Of course, in Tony world, every cloud …

"With the finger injury, he had a great amount of recuperation time and he's managed to get his energy back," Tim Duncan said. "He's a lot more confident, a lot more aggressive. He's excited about the new season."

As well he might be, given the form he enjoyed last season, not least in his gaudy 54.8 field-goal percentage and averages of 18.9 points, 5.8 assists and 1.04 steals.

Naturally, the obvious question that will be lodged should Parker fail to match that sort of production will be whether his triumphant, but unavoidably exhausting, homecoming was the best preparation for a season in which the Spurs must improve on last season's Western Conference semifinals exit against the Dallas Mavericks.

Popovich has no such concerns.

"If he's not tired now, he'll never be tired," Popovich said. "He's been going 22 hours a day, practice or appearances or dinners. He's just shown what a consummate professional he is."

"I'm a little bit worn out but I'll rest in San Antonio," added Parker, a grin permanently fixed to his face. "We play on the 14th [against Orlando] then we don't play for five days, so I'll rest those five days. But I'm enjoying the trip and hope I can make everybody happy, do all my appearances. It's been great.

"I've not really been surprised by the response. Every time I come to France, they always treat me very well. They always follow me around, the fans get up at 3 a.m. here to watch my games.

"I was surprised by that the first two years, but remember, I come back every summer, so I know what to expect by now."

Spurs GM R.C. Buford, who arguably spends more time in Europe scouting these days than does his point guard, has watched the Parker phenomenon with great interest.

"I think he is gaining a presence here with what he has accomplished," Buford said. "The people here are very proud of him and have embraced him and I think he enjoys that affection.

"But I also think he handles it with a great deal of respect for his country and humility. You don't see him overwhelmed, you don't see him abusing the privilege and affection they've shown him. He's a tremendous ambassador for this team."

And that, at a time when relations between the U.S. and his homeland are less than ideal, is how big the Tony Parker phenomenon is here in France.

Ian Whittell covers the NBA for the London Times and BSkyB.
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visiting san antonio and the spurs store 
08:10pm 05/10/2006
  watercolor of stairway to riverwalk in san antonio
The San Antonio Spurs live here at least part of the time.
On my business trip I made my Spurs fandom public and I wear my little Spurs pin from my first night on the river walk.
Now people have been asking ME if it is true that Tony Parker and Eva Longoria have split up.
Who ever really splits up?
Especially if you are French!
Love is forever even if you wander in different directions into eternity as has been known to happen to my significant others.
And how would I become the repository of such private Spurs information unless I was personally involved?
So I tell people he left her for me, naturally.

The spurs store is right next to this stairway and above the umbrellas. I am a do-it-yourself watercolor artist/Spurs fan on the San Antonio river walk.
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positive negative... 
07:56pm 19/08/2006
mood: so so
SENDAI, Japan (AP) - Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs scored 25 points at the world championships Saturday to lead Olympic champion Argentina to an 80-70 victory over France, which played without injured guard Tony Parker.

Chicago Bulls forward Andres Nocioni added 18 points for Argentina in the Group A game.

Florent Pietrus had 15 points for a French team weakened by the absence of Parker. The Spurs guard broke his right index finger in a tuneup game against Brazil and will miss the tournament.

"I wish he was playing so France could be at their best and we could see who truly was the better team," Argentina guard Juan Sanchez said.

Parker watched the game from the bench. He practiced Thursday with his finger bandaged but withdrew from the worlds after learning the extent of his injury.

"It really is very disappointing and tough to swallow because I felt in great shape before I got hurt against Brazil," Parker said Friday. "If I play hurt, I may not be helping my team so I can't be selfish and decide I want to play just for myself."

"And of course I also have to consider what the San Antonio Spurs staff would say about it if I decided to go ahead and play," he added. "If I aggravated the injury I could be out for up to three months. I don't think that would be a good idea."

France coach Claude Bergeaud was in no mood to discuss Parker's absence.

"I don't want to talk about that," Bergeaud said. "It's impossible to know what would have happened if Parker played because he didn't play."

Ginobili gave Argentina a 67-57 lead on a layup with five minutes left and widened the margin to 70-60 with a 3-pointer a minute later. France drew to 73-66, but another 3-pointer by Ginobili with just under 40 seconds remaining sealed the win.

Argentina, runner up at the 2002 worlds, led 44-33 at halftime before France narrowed the gap to 56-50 entering the final period.
01:05pm 20/05/2006
how about that w 
06:30pm 08/05/2006
  suck that Dallas  
01:05am 02/05/2006
  I swear if the spurs lose this series.. i am gonna cry.. and it's gonna be a big humiliation i mean being the defending champs and finishing on top and being banged by the 8th seed? i swear it is still 2-2 but i am not liking this.  
11:44am 21/01/2006
mood: accomplished

So I finally finished my mood icons...for the Spurs I mean. There were a lot of repeats, but I corrected that. If y'all are interested in seeing them all, here they are...under the cut of course. Ummm, I'm not sure how to share my creations, but if anyone knows and would like to use these icons, let me know.

(x-posted in Spurs communities)

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08:54pm 20/01/2006
mood: crushed

Ay dios mio!

Poor Manu went down...his right ankle...no es bueno...

<<3 Manuuuuuuuuuuu...!


X-posted everywhere...

06:01am 11/12/2005
  Why the hell did they lose to the Hawks of all teams, I mean they are the worst team in the league I don't care if they played in boston last night it's the Hawks they are now 3-16 with their win tonight wtf!!!  
In your face Dallas!! 
09:41pm 01/12/2005
  People are trying to say that Dallas is better then us, but they still have yet to prove it even with that win at the begining of the season it still doesn't show anything plus that one was in Dallas, and so was tonights win, our win over Dallas in Dallas, now let's see them do that on our home court!!  
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05:33pm 25/11/2005
mood: cheerful

Hey all,

I hadn't seen anyone post a reminder about this yet, so I figured I'd do it. I just wanted to remind everyone that All-Star balloting has started. Let's make sure that our Spurs fill up the Western team!!


Thanks and GO SPURS GO!


08:49pm 16/11/2005
mood: giddy

I heart Brent Barry, guys! Hope he gets back in action soon!!

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01:07am 05/11/2005
  The Spurs are actually starting off pretty well so far, this is kind of different, in the last few seasons they always started the first month off pretty crappy, well hopefully this just means they are just getting better and better.  
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