Someday, the Spurs will be too old.
Someday, they’ll succumb to harm.
Today is not that day, and Manu Ginobili smirks at you for believing it might be.
Unconcerned with a year-older core and the fact that the Spurs have never repeated as champs, oddsmakers have bestowed the West’s best odds upon Gregg Popovich and friends. And why don’t you?
San Antonio looked fresh throughout the postseason, thanks largely to a maintenance program that kept each and every Spur under half an hour per game throughout the year. When younger, more athletic teams broke , the well-rested Spurs reach their stride.
Expect them to choose the identical approach this season, if not an even more conservative one. The regular season is no longer a challenge for this bunch, and they established last year that they might essentially give games away without hurting their postseason positioning.
Despite holding veterans from back-to-back matches all season, the Spurs won a league-high 62 contests.
If something goes awry, perhaps they’ll slip up and win 57 or 58 this season.
San Antonio is the West’s best, until proved otherwise.