When the San Antonio Spurs capped off their fifth title by beating the Miami Heat in a rematch between NBA powerhouses, it touched off a discussion here at work, about just how dominating the Spurs have been in recent memory. Going back to the last 20 seasons, there hasn’t been an NBA team, let alone another franchise in the NFL, MLB, or NHL that has come close to what the Spurs have been able to do in the regular season to go along with their post season success.
The Spurs have a better record that the Heat over the last four regulars seasons by seven games. (231 wins for Duncan and the Spurs, compared to 224 for LeBron and Miami). San Antonio has also gone 19 of the last 21 regular seasons with 50 or more wins. Only one of those two, non-50+ win seasons, came on an 82 game slate. The Spurs went 20-62. The other season, ’98-’99, was the lockout season when the Spurs won 37 of 50 games and their first NBA title.
I want to see more coverage of the Spurs and less on the Heat and their drama that we’ve had to endure over the last four years.