Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by dobo:
We're talking about team, not franchise, right?
The homer in me would like to mention the 2005-2006 San Antonio Spurs.
Oh yeah! It was the Brent Barry shot that knocked out the Kings and that was the year of the dumb ref that called the And 1 for Dirk on the last play of the game? Man, that call was so lame considering it was minimal contact compared to the majority of the last second shots.
The Spurs would have easily handled MIA in the Finals.
63-19: better record than this year
It probably shouldn't have been called, but more importantly, Manu was stupid for even giving the ref a basis to make the call. The Spurs had a 3 point lead late, and Dirk was going for an easy 2. All this, mind you, after Manu had just given the Spurs their first lead of the night on a clutch 3 pointer.
And then the Spurs had one more possession before the end of regulation, with the game tied. Manu took it himself and settled for a low percentage shot ... while completely missing a wide open Robert Horry in the corner.
That game was the first time I remember muttering to myself, "live by Manu, die by Manu."
edit: and yes, I think the Spurs would have demolished the Suns and the Heat
[ Edited by dobo on Jun 1, 2011 at 9:02 AM ]