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March 25, 2014 Updates

As luck would have it, the Spurs stayed at the Claremont during their recent trip to play Golden State. We’ll let Jeff Ayres and Tim Duncan take it from there… Ayres: “You get in at whatever time. I took my room key. I could hear stuff in the hallway, like people in their rooms. So I’m thinking people are watching TV or whatever. So I get to my door, and my key doesn’t work, but it sounds like there’s somebody in my room. Like I hear a little baby, not crying but making noise. I’m like, ‘What the heck?’ I keep trying my key and it doesn’t work. So I go downstairs to get a new key, and I tell them (somebody’s in the room). “So they call the room, and nobody answers. They’re like, ‘We can get you a new key and send you up with security and make sure nobody’s there, because there shouldn’t be anybody in there.’ Then they’re like, ‘We’ll just get you a new room.’ It was the creepiest thing. I heard a couple of other guys heard babies in the hallway, kids running down the hallway. Creepy. I really heard voices and a baby in the room, and there wasn’t anybody in there. It was crazy.” San Antonio Express-News

Duncan: “I heard a baby in his room. There was somebody or something in his room, yeah. I definitely heard something. It wasn’t creepy, because I assumed it was really somebody in the room, and they gave him the wrong room. But when they told me the story the next day about calling up there and no one in the room, it’s at that point you get chills. I totally agreed with him. There was a baby there, absolutely. I heard about the history of the place, and I’d rather not (stay there again).” San Antonio Express-News

March 24, 2014 Updates
March 23, 2014 Updates

But for all the Spurs-driven talk about how the memory of the Finals loss haunts them still, the reality as the regular season nears its end is that they are the nightmare that won't go away for the rest of the league. And unlike last season, Ginobili is playing the part of Freddy Krueger again. "I had a terrible season," said Ginobili, who is averaging 12.5 points (on 46.8% shooting), 4.4 assists and 23.0 minutes per game this year. "I had a season where I had three tears in my hamstring, and I could never get in rhythm and it was starting to play in my head. This year, I had none (of that). ... I've been healthy. I've been strong, and I'm not thinking about my body. I'm thinking about the game. That completely changes everything. "Overall, I just sometimes look at this team, look at what we've accomplished, and say, 'I'm 36, about to be 37, playing big minutes, playing well, enjoying the situation?' I'm very lucky." USA Today Sports

Surprised at how his oldie-but-goodie San Antonio Spurs are duping the NBA world yet again? Shocked at how a team that was so demoralized by its NBA Finals loss to the Miami Heat last June could bounce back to have a 53-16 record that is the best in the league? What about a 13-game winning streak that is the longest of the season for any team? Please. OK, well maybe ... "There is a little bit (of surprise)," the Spurs' sixth man told USA TODAY Sports. "We're always up there, and you'd think, 'OK, one year we'd have a bad one.' But we still stuck around and we are always up there and very consistent and we get 55 wins (in a) season. That's remarkable to be able to do it for so long." USA Today Sports

March 22, 2014 Updates
March 21, 2014 Updates

More on Griffin on Thursday before practice told an inspirational story about working hard. “I’ve heard millions of Kobe (Bryant) stories about late-night workouts,” said Griffin, whose team takes on Detroit on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center. “One I heard, one time I guess he was in Italy and called Marco Belinelli (of the Spurs) at like 1, 2 o’clock in the morning and asked him if he had a gym for him, and so Marco found him one and he went there to shoot with him. “And he (Belinelli) was like, ‘I thought we were going to just get some shots up, but we had like a full workout.’ Things like that. That’s work ethic, real worth ethic. It’s not just coming in when you have to and going hard. It’s doing extra, going above and beyond.” Los Angeles Daily News

San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker has now become the majority share holder in French club ASVEL according to French site L’Equipe. Parker, who served as the team’s Vice President of Basketball Operations, will take the helm of the team in May where he will become the club’s President after acquiring a majority of the shares. “I decided to buy the whole club. Now I’m the majority shareholder and from the end of May I will be president of the Asvel “said Parker. ProjectSpurs.com

March 19, 2014 Updates

From Dwayne Henderson: Why do redheads always seem to kill it in the NBA? Brian Scalabrine was a God! Matt Bonner: Redheads kill it in the NBA because it has been scientifically proven that we are genetically predisposed to be superior basketball players. It’s kind of like the Bourne Identity… It’s a side effect of a classified government experiment during the height of The Cold War. Why I have chosen this moment to publicly disclose such a closely guarded secret I have no idea. Our secret society, The League of Redheads, will not be happy about this… Hardwood Paroxysm

From Travis Steel: What did you and Stephen Jackson listen to in the car? Bun B or the White Stripes? Matt Bonner: Sadly, we never rode together in a car. The need never arose. I always had my Pontiac Grand Prix, and he always had his Rolls Royce. All you need to know is that Stak5 is the man. He was a great teammate and a good friend and if he ever asks me to spit a guest verse on one of his tracks, I wouldn’t even hesitate. He rocked our charity SXSW showcase last year and was clutch like Bird… The fat lady sang. So all you Stak5 haters better not step or you’ll get served… Michael Chang. Hardwood Paroxysm

March 18, 2014 Updates
March 17, 2014 Updates

The National Basketball Association's (NBA) San Antonio Spurs have expanded their partnership with local broadcaster KENS-TV. The CBS free-to-air Texan affiliate has agreed a multi-year extension to its deal with team owner Spurs Sports & Entertainment that will allow it to screen up to 14 of the team's games each season. The partnership between the two parties dates back to the 2000/01 NBA season. Sportspromedia.com

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