The Spurs Gave the World What They Wanted

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By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs.com

The Los Angeles Lakers were trying to create a roster to bring some “Showtime” back to Los Angeles in the 2012-2013 season. With Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in place to join Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Metta World Peace in the starting lineup, the expectations were over the top for this team. They were supposed to carve up defenses and blow out opposing teams with the “most skilled five man rotation” in the whole league. The results were the complete opposite, as egos and playing styles clashed, to go along with injuries to the main facilitator in Nash. This was probably the best lineup to get the “Showtime” style of the Magic Johnson Lakers back in the league.

Well, that was before the 2014 NBA champion San Antonio Spurs had anything to do with it.

Yes, the “boring” “old” “(insert any other synonym to those here)” Spurs were the ones to bring back a modern and more dominating version of that style, and it was center stage in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. The once “4-Down” and pick-and-roll dominant team, looked like a well oiled machine, with a beautiful motion offense from all five players, and a passing style that had defenses on fumes before halftime.

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The Spurs Gave the World What They Wanted
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