I admit I did not see this coming. The San Antonio Spurs has always been a contender in the NBA but with the ageing trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, I thought they were too old to run with younger teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder. I was wrong.
In an act that showed that experience trumped youth, the San Antonio Spurs has reached the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007. What’s more impressive was the way they did it. The Spurs got back into the Finals by sweeping the Memphis Grizzlies in 4 games in the Western Conference. What’s more is that with the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat locked in a heated tussle in the Eastern Conference, the Spurs now have at least a week to rest before playing their next game. With Duncan, Parker and Ginobili all on the wrong side of 30, this is rest that will be needed by the Spurs.
With a sweep in the finals of the tough Western Conference, and probably facing a tired opponent from the East, the San Antonio Spurs will be the favorites in the NBA Finals. Just to show that sometimes, age is nothing but a number.