Triple Crown fever hasn't exactly gripped the country. How come? We haven't had a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, the longest drought. And yet I sense a lack of excitement over I'll Have Another.
Because of its remarkable floor spacing and ability to run non-traditional, high-ball screens for Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, their offense quite literally leaves OKC with a cadre of defensive choices, none of which are particularly good.
While Parker doesn't have the sheer athletic ability of his counterpart, his ability to get into the lane and finish below the rim with his patented floaters and leaners is remarkable. No point guard in basketball has a better "paint game."