This thread was prompted by Snowman's premature shit-talking. What is it exactly the Spurs need to do? They have 4 championships in 8 years and are trying for 5 in 9. Yet, if there was a Rodney Dangerfield of the NBA, they are it. They get no respect from the media. No respect from fans and no respect from the NBA and no respect from the ref's. We can't even get home court calls on our own damned court. If it was LA or Boston the media'd be hyping a dynasty. The NBA'd be giddy because they'd get rid of the small market nuisance that is hampering the countless bandwagon riders whenever LA, Boston, Detroit, NY or any other of the "old dynasty" teams is lining their pockets with gold. Tough shit, huh? We suffered through this team sucking so bad the trees the leaned in their direction. So don't mind me if I rub it in just a little that whether you like them or not, they ARE the best there is ... for the moment. One thing about the Spurs. They can't just win. They have to make it as hard as possible on themselves.