Let’s turn to music to describe the current state of the San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs have an uncertain future. At a loss for the exact words to explain their situation, we turn to music lyrics to help us explain the current state of the Spurs.
Music has a way of soothing the soul. There is an underlying reason folks feel a sense of connection when listening to their favorite songs. There can be disagreement as to what is acceptable music or what genre is best, but I would venture to say almost all agree that music has a way of soothing the soul. Certain songs simply cut to the core and explain things clearly and efficiently. This is coming from someone who created a mixtape that highlighted Mr. Big’s “To Be With You” to declare my affection for someone freshman year in college.
Let’s take a look at select songs and their lyrics and how they best reflect the current state of the Spurs. As there are countless music genres it is difficult to cover them all so the focus was narrowed to Rock, R&B, Country, and Rap.
The definitive songs for the state of the San Antonio Spurs
“The future’s in the air I can feel it everywhere blowing with the wind of change” in Wind of Change by Scorpions
Change is difficult yet change can also be good. Change is inevitable in San Antonio. Some believe the team is stuck in limbo with no clear direction; others believe it is time for a full youth movement, and some are hoping the delicate balance between youth and experience can be found. Whichever camp you fall in, change is definitely in the air. But with talented players like Dejounte Murray, Keldon Johnson, Derrick White, and Lonnie Walker leading the team into the future you have to feel good about where the San Antonio Spurs are heading.
“Although we’ve come to the end of the road STILL I CAN’T LET GO” in End of the Road, by Boyz to Men
This expresses how almost all the San Antonio Spurs fans that have enjoyed two decades of winning currently feel. It’s difficult to let go and imagine the end of the Spurs dynasty is really here. When one thinks about the next step the rational thought process concludes the team needs to move on. But there’s this thing about the emotion that alters thought process. It happens in relationships and it’s happening here. It’s hard for Spurs to let go of the past and accept the reality of the present.
“Sometimes I feel like Jesse James still trying to make a name knowing nothing’s gonna change what I am” in Troubadour by George Strait
For those of you who don’t like country music, I get it. At one point I felt the same way until I spent time enjoying cold beverages while listening to country music in small Texas towns. To be clear, there is no ulterior motive in attempting to sway folks towards country music, but this song, by a Spurs season ticket holder since 1988, is a testament to the Spurs Way. There is a process and reason for the way the Spurs do things. We have to trust in the development of the young guys and believe that another era of success is on the way.
“Haters say Dre fell off… they want to know if he still got it. They say rap’s changed, they want to know how I feel about it… Since the last time you heard from me I lost some friends, well hell, me and Snoop we dipping again… Kept my ear to the streets, signed Eminem.” Still D.R.E. by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
The Spurs continue to defy naysayers and have produced playoff quality basketball for 22 consecutive seasons. They are currently inside the Orlando bubble in search of their 23rd straight playoff appearance. They’ve lost some “friends” along the way but they’ve continued to do their work in the draft and have young talent on board. Let the haters (Lakers, Mavericks, and Rockets fans) continue to talk trash. Here’s hoping there’s some magic in Orlando and the Spurs prove those haters wrong.
These are the songs that we felt best described where the San Antonio Spurs are at right now. If you disagree drop your song choice in the comments and let us know how you feel.