The San Antonio Spurs recently got a shoutout from Kevin Durant on JJ Redick’s podcast
The 2013 NBA Finals will forever be a moment imprinted in the mind of San Antonio Spurs fans. Spurs fans can probably remember exactly where they were and what they were doing the moment that Ray Allen sunk that fateful three from the corner. The disappointment and pure disbelief brought on at that moment is something I know I’ll never forget.
As disappointing as that moment was, it set the stage for what is one of the greatest seasons in NBA history. The 2014 San Antonio Spurs were one of the best basketball teams that we’ve seen in the past 20 years. And the level of camaraderie and incredibly chemistry might not have been possible if they didn’t have the motivation of the previous years’ loss still fresh in their minds.
Even though they ultimately came up short, the 2013 team is still recognized as one of the best to play the game. They even received a nod of recognition from Kevin Durant when he recently appeared on JJ Redick’s podcast.
Kevin Durant lists 2013 San Antonio Spurs as one of the best to not win a title
At the end of every podcast, JJ Reddick and his cohost set up an imaginary draft of a different topic for every guest. When they recently had Kevin Durant and Rich Klieman on the topic was “best teams to have not won a championship.”
Several great teams were listed including the 2007 Patriots, 1999 Duke Blue Devils, and the John Stockton led Utah Jazz teams. But with his last pick, KD selected the 2013 San Antonio Spurs to round out his roster.
This wasn’t the only mention of the San Antonio Spurs either. When the 2004 Olympic Basketball Team was mentioned, Reddick pushed back on the pick, saying that the team was misconstructed and ran into “the best team in the world” in a much better, and more cohesive unit in the Argentinian National Team.
Between the two national teams, there were two San Antonio Spurs legends. Tim Duncan was the captain of the misconstructed Team USA and Manu Ginobili was one of the best players leading Argentina to the gold medal.
Overall the podcast was well worth a listen. JJ is a great interviewer and Durant, whether you like him or not, is a fascinating interviewee. The San Antonio Spurs mentions at the end were just a strong finish to an overall great podcast.