The Spurs Way
San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets 8PM (EST) November 6, 2014
I tuned in genuinely excited but Im a NBA fan so I am genuinely excited for any NBA game especially those on Thursday nights on TNT which are required viewing for all hardcore round ball fans. It was the Spurs and the undefeated Rockets but low and behold here we were again. Pop was resting his prime time players on a prime time night. Guys like Zach Lowe whos Grantland pieces are some of the best on the web will tell you theres research to support how the Spurs handle back to backs but I call MALARKEY!
There is research to suggest that the Monday to Friday 40 plus hour work week is not efficient but guess what if we call out on Fridays or leave at 4 pm every day we get fired or passed up for promotion. Spurs sitting there best players on primetime Thursday matchups is like your boss telling you to dress up for some really important clients who will be in the office Monday and you show up unshaven dressed in a wretchedly wrinkled Ralph Lauren button down with “hickies” on your neck. The Spurs dont care, I get it they have to worry about a championship but I do, Im a fan and I want to watch the best product available.
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The plan was to watch the Rockets and Spurs play so I could jump off the deep end making a crazy jump the gun conclusion about where these teams will be 6 months from now. Guess what? I wont since Popovich and the great Spurs way believes in resting its players so much so they are willing to do it on the back end of back to backs were everyones watching rather then the front end because hey the Hawks deserve to see the Spurs at 100 % right? For years we were told to love the Spurs, they are the dynasty we ignore because they play the game the right way unselfish. Well im here to tell you I feel no remorse not accepting a team who sits its best players on nights when we all want to see them be great. Do better Spurs.