Who Should Spurs Fans Root For in the NBA Finals?
By Ian Smith
It’s understandable that some San Antonio Spurs fans were too devastated to watch the Western Conference Finals. Nothing stings so much as to watch a matchup that should be involving your team, but isn’t.
We’ve reached the climactic point in the NBA season. Two teams remain, and both will be looking to capture immortality by hoisting the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
Not all basketball fans may watch the finals religiously, but surely they all have a preference as to who they’d like to win.
This year’s Finals is a rematch of last year’s, with pretty drastically different circumstances.
The Golden State Warriors are trying to repeated as champions, and end their record-setting 73 win season with a title.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to end Cleveland’s prolonged sports championship drought. They are far more healthy now than they were at this time last season.
Who should Spurs fans root for in these Finals? That’s a personal decision that has been shaped by years of unique fandom, but to those on the fence, each squad has compelling reasons to cheer for them.
NBA lore has been built around the mystique of the dynasty, and another Warriors’ championship would move them towards occupying that next dynastic piece of league history.
What makes this Warriors team even more special is that they’re ushering in a completely new style to winning basketball games. They may not have created the blueprint, but they’ve validated that a team primarily reliant on outside shooting can win a championship.
Everybody on the team is a selfless passer, utilizing ball movement to create great shots for teammates. It’s poetry in motion, and basketball at its finest.
Ball movement and selflessness… that sounds like traits they’ve borrowed from the Spurs. Steve Kerr did win a couple championships playing in San Antonio for Gregg Popovich.
That connection alone should give Spurs fans plenty of motivation to pull for Kerr to win another championship.
The Cavaliers have the weight of a city starved for success on its shoulders. LeBron James has made 6 straight Finals appearances, which is something that no player has ever done besides the core of the 1960s Boston Celtics teams.
James continues to show why he’s going to be thought of as one of the true legends of the game.
Stephen Curry and James are the two faces of the NBA right now, and they’ll vie for supremacy by trying to lead their team to the ultimate victory.
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Sit back, relax, and enjoy what’s sure to be a fantastic NBA Finals. No matter who you’re rooting for, it looks like basketball as a whole is going to win yet again with a featured performance from two of the best teams the league has to offer.