By The Skin of Their Teeth
This hasn't fully sunk in yet. I will post a recap of game 7 and a review of the season this weekend. I want to make two comments:
1. Thank the Lord Pop finally switched Bowen onto Billups in the middle of the third. Pardon my ego, but Matty and I were 100% right about that.
2. Tim Duncan is an amazing player. The Spurs would have 0 titles and 0 finals appearances without him. He toughed it out through two sprained ankles against a brutal Piston front line. But he was not the most valuable Spur in the playoffs or the finals. Manu Ginobili was the best Spur in 3 of their 4 victories (Horry the other). He, as much if not more than Duncan, was the man down the stretch tonight. He scored 2 less points on 14 less shots.
There was a reason there was a smattering of boos when Timmeh got the award. The fans of SA know.
Hopefully Bill Simmons will address this tomorrow. He's the one journalist I read who speaks freely on matters such as these.
I realize I am probably biased towards Manu. So you tell me: