The Spurs were completely dismantled by the Rockets, 126-99, in Game 1 of their second round series, and Colin thinks San Antonio’s days as a title contender are done.
Last night, they looked old, slow, and overmatched against the up-tempo Rockets. Even at their best, they were never a good watch. Now they’re boring and don’t have a roster that has evolved with the NBA’s three-ball heavy style of play.
Besides Kawhi Leonard, they have a core roster of big name 30-somethings on the downside of their careers.
Colin also disagrees with many in the media who have deemed Gregg Popovich as the NBA’s Bill Belichick. Belichick is constantly adapting to the league and turning over the New England roster, even when it’s meant cutting ties with Pro Bowl contributors from Super Bowl teams. The Spurs keep rolling out Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, who are less effective with each passing season.
Titles? The Patriots have two in three years. San Antonio has one in the last 10.
He isn’t saying the Spurs are a poorly run organization, far from it. But, winning games and competing for titles are two different things. The Spurs, in their current form, won’t be winning anymore titles.
“It’s over. They don’t want to admit it, but the big dynasty is over.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 2, 2017