They really made it!
Unfortunately I haven't been able to watch any of those games (3am to 6am is quite a bad time), but I've been reading all the recaps, and it's just great how this team managed to win the NBA Finals and get to be a 4-time-champion.
A few days ago, San Antonio fans were mocking young Cleveland star LeBron James as "LeBroom" and chanting "Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!" after only two games of Spurs domination over the Cavs. That sounded overly optimistic, but it held true.
The Spurs clearly have joined the club of the best teams of all times in NBA history, and the Duncan-Parker-Ginobili trio probably earned being called "legendary" in the future - almost like Jordan-Pippen-Rodman - even though it's actually the whole team, including players like Rob Horry, Mike Finley, Bruce Bowen and others, and of course their great coach Gregg Popovich, who achieved this great success.
Being a great team is what it's really all about. I followed the NBA playoffs games of the Spurs closely this year, and found that they always had more players on the field as their opponents, with the last finals game being the exception where both teams used 10 players over those 48 minutes - but Shannon Brows of the Cavs is only credited with one second.
After the Spurs had not played like a to-be-champion in the first half of the season, it was really great to see this turnaround - I guess they were just getting better with every game they played this season.
To quote the NBA.com article:
"It never gets old, it never gets old," Tim Duncan said. "Unbelievable. Such a great run, a great journey, a great bunch of guys."
Congratulations to Tim, Tony, Manu, Gregg and all the other great people of the Spurs!
Oh, how I would like to be in the Alamo city to celebrate this...