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The Spurs raising a championship banner will never get old. It's an incredible experience that not many fans can enjoy.
Botched that last tweet. I don’t know english.
Tim Duncan shooting 1-on-1 jumpers with Aron Baynes trying to block him in warm-ups. It's a new season
I can dig this. http://t.co/hSUbVaEon4
Yep, that's all of them. For now at least. http://t.co/IEwr3orfSA
5 banners... http://t.co/T7FTxl872l
There it is, five championship banners.
Parker: On behalf of the organization, thanks for your support. It's been an unbelievable year, and now we start another one.
Tony Parker addresses the AT&T Center. "That's awesome, that's the best."
M-V-P chants for Kawhi Leonard.
Tim gets a huge ovation, but Manu's is even bigger. Will always have a unique place in this city.
As of 6:41 p.m. on October 28, 2014, Austin Daye has more NBA championship rings than Stockton, Malone and Barkley combined.
And Tim Duncan officially has a ring for each one of his fingers on one of his hands.
JEFF AYRES. NBA CHAMPION.
Pop gets his ring, crowd goes nuts. He even threw in a little smile.
Commissioner Silver: Spurs represent the essence of team basketball and respect for the game.
Adam Silver says the words "Coach Pop." Crowd erupts.
Will be disappointed if Samuel L. doesn't come rappelling out of the rafters in full Nick Fury gear.
Spurs got mega fan Samuel L. Jackson to do their highlight video for ring night. F'ing A.
If Sam Jackson describes the Spurs in the Finals as "mushroom cloud-laying mfers, mfer" ... I'm dead.
Cool. Sam Jackson narrated season highlight video. Only guy who utters more f-bombs than Popovich.
Samuel L. Jackson is the guy leading video recap of championship.
One minute until ring ceremony begins. Impromptu "Go Spurs Go" chant begins.
Spurs players and coaches just came to the court, embraced with cheers from the crowd.
Wow, I must be back in middle school. AT&T Center running promotion for Slipknot and Korn tour together.
Twitter goals this season: Increase retweet efficiency and work on Twitter conditioning.
Coach Carlisle on Kawhi Leonard: "He's developing into a great young player." Said Kawhi is learning to do it all on both sides of floor.
Pop says Spurs will be "offensively challenged" to open season. Mavs a scoring juggernaut. Spurs missing two top defenders. Bad combo.
But not just false modesty with two starters and a key reserve out. Could be a long -- but still great -- night for Los Spurs.
Pop was legit surprised to hear Spurs are 4-0 on ring nights. Probably would have blown his mind to hear they're 16-1 in openers with TD.
Pop's game plan is set: "It's the first game of the season. You get your rings, you get beat by 30, you go get a glass of wine."
Kawhi Leonard just came in from shooting around on the court, he was wearing his new claw/Klaw shoes.
Pop, on Duncan's vow to savor ring ceremony: "He's not going to be around for five more, so he wants to make sure he appreciates this."
Spurs v Mavs 8pm eastern...TNT tune in
Pop: "It's the first game of the season. You get your rings, you get beat by 30, you go get a glass of wine."
Tiago Splitter, originally out with a calf strain, is now dealing with some sort of back ailment, Pop says. Leonard closer to returning.
Kawhi Leonard has been cleared to start practicing and playing, per Pop, but he won't play tonight.
Pop reiterated last yr's championship being greatest experience of athletic career. "Although I did hit a shot one time to beat Gary East."
Belinelli and Bonner will start tonight for Spurs. Can't believe I actually guessed that.
Starters for tonight's game on Spurs' side: Tony Parker, Danny Green, Marco Belinelli, Matt Bonner, Tim Duncan
Says Pop, Tiago has the calf injury, but for some reason he's getting word about a back injury. Said he's a little confused.
So in sum: The NCAA already agreed to a $75M concussion settlement. This apparently is about football players wanting piece for themselves.
On Tiago Splitter, Pop: "He's just out until they tell us he's ready to play."
Pop says Kawhi Leonard has been cleared to participate in practices, just wasn't ready by tonight.
That's one heck of a typo. Whittier really is represented by Dr. Evil, apparently.
The banner is ready to be unveiled. http://t.co/FmgRwz3wNw
Pop: "You get your rings, you get beat by 30, you have some wine, and then the season starts."
Spurs starters: Parker, Green, Belinelli, Bonner, Duncan
Per Pop, Marco Belinelli, Matt Bonner will start in place of Kawhi and Splitter.
Whittier was Texas' first black football letterman. He hadn't been doing many interviews lately. Now we see a possible reason why.
East predictions: 1. Cleveland 2. Chicago 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
West predictions: 1. Spurs 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
FWIW, TNT is broadcasting the championship ring ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
Ring ceremony will be part of TNT's broadcast tonight.
Once more, with feeling: AT&T Center doors open -- 5 p.m.; Ring ceremony -- 6:30; Game tips -- 7:08 p.m.
Per NBA, international player pool continues to grow; Spurs lead with most international players for 3rd season. http://t.co/bMgktkXSFJ
"Last I checked" is a lie. I've never actually asked the NBA if bubble boys are legal. Maybe they are.
Last I checked, the NBA still outlawed bubble boys from participating in a game. Which seems unnecessarily discriminatory if you ask me.
Kawhi Leonard being cleared to be in the same gym with the team is an important first step in returning to the floor, I'd think.
Danny Green with what amounts to a Kawhi Leonard health update: "He's cleared to be around us."
First name Green mentioned as a potential Dirk slower downer, obviously, was Boris Diaw.
Asked Danny Green who guards Dirk with Tiago Splitter out tonight. Second name he mentioned was Matt Bonner, so there's that.
It should be noted neither myself nor the TV guys own medical degrees, or else we wouldn't be myself or TV guys.
Can't get close enough to Kawhi to really see his eyes, but those with zoom lenses (ie TV folks) say there's still detectable redness.
Such a great photo from last year's Finals. Everybody happy for Leonard as if they'd won the MVP themselves. http://t.co/dW3dOUR6jV
Kawhi Leonard on the floor at end of practice, taking FTs with real, live teammates for 2nd straight day. Guess he's not contagious anymore.
You know you've made it when you get your own logo.
Not shoe nerd. Like at all. But those Kawhi Leonard "kicks" (as I hear the kids are calling them here in 1993) are pretty sweet.
NBA sets record with 101 players from 37 countries/territories on opening night rosters, Spurs lead the way individually with nine.