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Sport and Society for Arete -- A Huge Week

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

So the World Cup is on and in North America the sports calendar is clear. The next three weeks will no doubt produce many great matches, wonderful play, and a few surprises, and the world will be enthralled by the action.

The 'I' in Team

Frank Islam | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports
Frank Islam

You can win a championship but still not be a great team. You can have many great players and not win a championship. That's because the whole is less than the sum of its parts.

Tim Duncan Celebrating With His Kids Was Absolutely Adorable

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

Tim Duncan had a Father's Day he'll never forget. After the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship on Sunday, Duncan went from hugging his...

Spurs Are Champions!

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

History is then and now for the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs won the 2014 NBA Finals with a resounding 104-87 win over LeBron James and the Miami ...

HIGHLIGHTS: Spurs Demolish Heat, Again

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs have three more chances to grab the championship trophy that slipped away last year. The way they're dominating...

The World Will End If Carmelo Signs With the Heat

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.12.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

These Carmelo rumors are just that for now. But the arguments against player-driven super teams are exceedingly weak, because they're built not on any concrete, credible concerns about the future of the league. Instead, they derive from a more basic anxiety about the undermining of the social order.

Kawhi Leonard Takes Over Game 3 And Changes The Course Of The NBA Finals

Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The one guy for the Spurs who can change this series is Kawhi Leonard -- nobody else on the roster can defend LeBron James that well. But what Leonard did in Game 3 was not only bother James (22 points and seven turnovers) as well as force him to use screens for offense, but also completely take over the game offensively. Leonard -- who, ironically, hails from Los Angeles and went unrecruited by the LA schools before going to San Diego State -- scored a career-high 29 points on 10-13 shooting.

NBA Finals Game 2: Bosh Plays Big

Zach Wasser | Posted 06.10.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

The Heat ask Bosh to fill a near-impossible role: to play like a Nowitzki-Aldridge hybrid, but without the post-touches that help those guys get into an offensive rhythm.

Hot-N-Cramped: NBA Finals Game 1 Recap, Notes from the Alamo Armpit

Zach Wasser | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

Summoning the strength to play in unplayable conditions, the Spurs outlasted then blasted the Heat late, beating them by a final score of 110 to 95.

Heat Bounce Back To Tie Series

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — No cramps, no problems for LeBron James. And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat bounced back...

9-Second Stretch Costs Spurs

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A couple missed free throws cost the San Antonio Spurs last season's NBA title. A few more misses — by their two...

The NBA Finals Belong To The Greatest Players In Any Generation

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

In the NBA, it's all about the superstars. They draw the fans, they sell the jerseys and they compete for the championships. For the last 16 seasons, ...

Spurs Control Tempo In Game 1, Put Heat On Heels

Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

It took less than a full quarter of the first game of the NBA Finals to see how the rest of the series between Miami and San Antonio will go: Coach Gregg Popovich wants his team to control the pace of play at all costs.

Spurs Surge Past Heat In NBA Finals Opener

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs beat the Heat. Miami couldn't beat the heat. And there was the story of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. ...

LOOK: Tim Duncan Has Epic Reaction To Ref's Call

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.05.2014 | Sports

It isn't just Tim Duncan's game that seems to never gets old. The look on Duncan's face when he disagrees with an official's call remains as incredulo...

Tim Duncan's Nickname Is 'Timeless,' Always And Forever

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports

Tim Duncan isn't just timeless. He is Timeless. He is Timeless Duncan. Back in the NBA Finals for the sixth time at age 38, Duncan has earned "Timeles...

Spirit of the Southwest: The San Antonio Spurs and the Immigrant Future of America

Daniel Pena | Posted 06.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Pena

Like the city of San Antonio itself, the Spurs were built by immigrants one brick at a time and meant to last. As America itself changes, I can't help but wonder if, in these Finals, we're getting a juxtaposition of the old America with the new.

2014 NBA Finals: The Rematch

Zach Wasser | Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports
Zach Wasser

This is the Final's rematch we've all been waiting for: the two best teams in the NBA set to square off -- the Lone Star Loners vs. the Heatles. One team is in desperate need of redemption, the other has a chance to cement their legacy as a team for the ages.

Jordan Schultz

NBA Finals Preview: 2014 Rematch Comes Down To This

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.09.2014 | Sports

The NBA Finals are as much about matchups as they are about superstars. How will San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich counter Miami's ability to spread th...

Spurs Set Up NBA Finals Rematch With Heat

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.01.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — A year ago, the Spurs-Heat matchup in the NBA Finals was considered a classic. And now, an encore awaits....

San Antonio's Serge Ibaka Problem

Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.28.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Serge Ibaka has changed the Western Conference Finals, and his presence has made all the difference for the Oklahoma City Thunder at both ends of the floor.

Tim Duncan and His Girlfriend Take on Charles Barkley for Charity

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Dr. Abraham Froman

Charles Barkley says a lot of, well, stuff. Some of it makes sense, some of it not-so-much. Recently he referred to the "big ol' women" in San Antonio, adding the city is where "Victoria is definitely a secret," and being a "gold mine for weight-watchers."

HIGHLIGHTS: Another Blowout Win For Spurs

AP | RAUL DOMINGUEZ | Posted 05.22.2014 | Sports

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are rolling toward a return to the NBA Finals, and Oklahoma City looks powerless to slow them down without ...

Spurs Tribute Video Will Make Everyone Want To Be A San Antonio Fan

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Sports

For anyone who doesn't appreciate the San Antonio Spurs' long run of greatness, this video might change their perceptions. A tribute montage was recen...

Jordan Schultz

San Antonio Spurs And Gregg Popovich Achieve Success Differently Than The Rest

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.21.2014 | Sports

Don't look now, but not only are the San Antonio Spurs rolling along in the NBA playoffs, they're doing so in what many would consider very un-Spursli...