San Antonio Spurs Fans React to Warriors Winning 2017 NBA Finals
By Rob Wolkenbrod
How did the San Antonio Spurs fans react to the Golden State Warriors winning the 2017 NBA Finals?
The San Antonio Spurs missed out on the 2017 NBA Finals, losing in the Western Conference Finals to the Golden State Warriors. They faced the Cleveland Cavaliers in this last series.
Well, on Monday night, the Warriors closed out the Cavaliers, winning Game 5, 129-120, and securing the 2017 NBA Finals. This marked the franchise’s second championship win in three years, one season after going down to the Cavs in June 2016.
Plenty of Spurs fans were watching this version of the NBA Finals, despite the team missing out for the third straight year. They took to Twitter to react to the Warriors winning, and provided these tweets:
#NBAFinals Congrats #GoldenState on the win. I'm a die hard #Spurs fan, but glad the west took it.
— Selena DelValle (@selenadv7) June 13, 2017
wOrriors darling can't beat a healthy #Spurs team though…#NBAFinals
— iBall (@SportsVia) June 13, 2017
Congrats GSW! Next year Spurs naman!!! #NBAFinals
— Rouel! ✨ (@castrouel08) June 13, 2017
Reminded me of the 2014 Finals. A focused & vengeful Spurs beating a LeBron team that snatched the title from them the yr before. #NBAFinals
— Shane Thomas (@tokenbg) June 13, 2017
Don't let any of this distract you from the fact that the @spurs were up 23 points on this @warriors team before Zaza hurt Kawhi. #NBAFinals
— Patrick (@__pattycakes__) June 13, 2017
I am a #Spurs fan! #spursnation Always will be! But congratulations to the #Warriors #NBAFinals2017 #NBAFinals #CavsVsWarriors
— Donnie Freeman (@DonnieSamdog1) June 13, 2017
Okay I'm officially rooting, wishing and praying for @CP3 to join Spurs next season #NBAFinals #GoSpursGo
— MissIsabelC (@MissIsabelC) June 13, 2017
#PaulGeorge to #Cavs, #ChrisPaul to #Spurs – those are the only 2 teams that will be able to contend with the #Warriors next year #NBAFinals
— Ajay Gohil (@AjayRGohil) June 13, 2017
Spurs gonna win it all next year, you heard it here first. #nbafinals
— Nick (@NickKing42) June 13, 2017
Though i'm Spurs fan, congrats GSW! #NBAfinals
— Jay Cano (@jayscano) June 13, 2017
Warriors would have won with or without KD. They're just lucky Kawhi went out. #NBA #Spurs #Garbage #NBAFinals
— Nick B (@coologuy) June 13, 2017
It seems like most Spurs fans were fine with the Warriors winning, despite the controversy of the Zaza Pachulia-Kawhi Leonard incident from Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. It provided plenty of debate, but the series carried on and Golden State moved to the NBA Finals.
For the Warriors, they captured the title with Kevin Durant, who joined the team as the marquee acquisition of the 2016 offseason. This made them one of the favorites to win it all, and 11 months later, they followed through.
For the 2018 NBA Finals, the Spurs will look to top the Warriors and others, to get back. It will be an attempt at the sixth NBA championship in franchise history, the last of which came in 2014. Leonard will be back and LaMarcus Aldridge will be under contract, but questions remain on how this team may look for next season to get back to the Finals.
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The NBA season is four-plus months away, so there will be plenty of time for the Spurs to develop a potentially-competitive team to the Warriors. It should make for an intriguing offseason.