Fans flooded the stands with their smartphones in hand at the AT&T Center on Sunday to take in the fifth and final game of the 2014 NBA Playoffs between the Spurs and the Miami Heat.
“The moment Leonard, Duncan, and Pop smile at the same time, the world will end,” a colleague joked with me before the Spurs’ NBA Finals-clinching Game 5 last night.
As the equipment manager for the San Antonio Spurs, Travis Wade works long hours 10 months of the year to make sure the Spurs and their gear are well taken care of before, during, and after practices and games.
After the Spurs blew out the Heat in Game 4 Thursday night, putting the franchise one win away from its fifth NBA Championship, Spurs fans bounded out of homes, hotels, bars and everywhere else and took to Commerce Street to celebrate.
(Originally published on June 6, 2014.)
With the NBA Finals underway, San Antonio will have the attention of the national media for the next week or so. The whole country gets a glimpse of San Antonio, but all to often they only see stock video of those tired clichés when the games are cutting to or returning from a commercial break.
The art of photography is often far more than art.
After six years, San Antonio clearly was ready for the Spurs to return to the NBA Finals.
If it’s true you have to be good to be lucky, then there’s no better example than the Spurs and San Antonio.