Link: The Spurs are boring, which is a shame
Jan. 17, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 120-98. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
One of these teams are considered boring.
Ethan Sherwood Straus wrote an excellent article on why the misconception that these Spurs are boring is unfair.
Here’s a brief excerpt.
“We aren’t smart enough to value these Spurs, apparently. They very well could be the league’s best team, and few outside of Texas want to see them advance in anything other than age. Get off the stage, gramps, I’m trying to watch Russell Westbrook dunk his arms off. They dispatched the Jazz with the autopilot brutality of a seasoned sushi chef, ripping the tail out of a live lobster. It was an awesome display of basketball mastery that so few saw or cared about. Today is our time to bask in the glory of Chris Paul’s eventually doomed team.”
Strauss further supports by explaining why the Spurs should be lauded for going against the grain — in this instance, their decision to delve away from the accepted “hero ball” offenses around the league.