quote:aside from the fact that I despise the heat it's about supporting a philosophy. the spurs built their dynasty the right way, the heat not so much
Plus I suspect that we're more likely to see Timmy retire if they win.
Spurs winning might make Duncan/Pop more likely to retire thus opening a hole for the Pelicans.
Spurs winning might make CP3 and Dwight less likely to want to form a Big 3 possibly in our own division.
quote:Yea, I was really on the fence about their model after 4 titles, but FIVE?!?! That's a different story.
Spurs winning reinforces the San Antonio model we are supposedly trying to emulate.
quote:Pathetic reason to root for a rival.
Spurs winning knocks LeBron down a peg for those that have a dog in the GOAT fight.
quote:they are playing against a team that is the antithesis of this model. spurs winning would validate the correct model.
Yea, I was really on the fence about their model after 4 titles, but FIVE?!?! That's a different story.
quote:couldn't have said it better myself
even though they broke my heart in the Western semi's, I still admire the Spurs organization, its coach and its team. I'm pulling for them.
Pathetic reason to root for a rival.
I don't think this thread went like he expected.
No, it did.
Given the terrible attendance, low brand recognition, and overall lack of buzz, excitement and passion about the Pelicans, it's not really that surprising our teams "fans" are ready to jump on a rival team's bandwagon because they don't like a player on the opposing team.