Is this really the first NBA thread of the season? Hmmmm. Anyhow, i thought I'd post about my San Antonio Spurs. This is the first season in a very long time where the Spurs have been ... well ... mediocre. Yes, we haven't had Leonard most of the season. Yes, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have finally noticed the calendar, and yes, Aldridge who was bought as an ornament is our only all-star quality player. And yes, they still demonstrate the team ethic that is the hallmark of HRH G. Popovich, but we're kind of .. superfluous, aren't we? So, we'll make the playoffs, we might even make it past the first round, but we don't dictate anything anymore. Interestingly, many of us thought that Pop would retire to his amazing wine cellar when Tim Duncan hung them up. So where's the rest of the NBA stuff?