It was a run that would have to end eventually, and after 22 straight seasons of postseason basketball, the San Antonio Spurs will miss the playoffs. This episode of the Big Fundamental Podcast was recorded live following wins by the Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies to seal the Silver & Black's fate.
The Spurs are at 2-1, and have already exceeded expectations that many had for them in the NBA's Orlando bubble. They might even actually make the playoffs.
Tom Petrini and Evan Closky had some thoughts on the mistake-filled loss against Philly, especially concerning the play of Jakob Poeltl and Dejounte Murray down the stretch.
The guys talked about DeMar DeRozan's stellar play in the bubble, and what it means for his role (and LaMarcus Aldridge's) with the team moving forward in this episode of the Big Fun Pod!
When San Antonio will take the court Thursday for the first time since March, the most notable difference might be three words painted across center-court: "Black Lives Matter." The Spurs, along with the rest of the NBA, have embraced the season's restart to continue to conversation on racial and social injustice in the United States; we'll listen to the team speak on those issues.
And we break down what we expect from the Spurs when their season resumes.
With the NBA reportedly voting to return to play at Disney, Evan Closky and Tom Petrini got together to discuss how it will all work, and how this impacts the Silver and Black. Also, Coach Pop took some time this week to break down the issues of systemic racism and police brutality.
It's something we've seen coming for at least the last decade, but Spurs great Tim Duncan is officially a Hall of Famer. And of course, being a podcast named after the Big Fundamental himself, the Big Fun Pod had to assemble its own big three to wax poetic about one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
The National Basketball Association made the shocking decision to suspend the remainder of the 2019-2020 season indefinitely after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. The Big Fun Pod discusses the watershed moment and what's next for the NBA and the San Antonio Spurs.
Head coach Gregg Popovich missed the Spurs' matchup with the Charlotte Hornets and tapped Tim Duncan as his replacement. And that led to some takes on social media. The Big Fun Pod addresses the "coaching controversy," as well as the youth movement in San Antonio as the injury bug continues to bite.And with all the talk of the future, have we given up on the Silver and Black's present playoff potential? It's all in the name of Big Fun in this week's episode!
The grueling Rodeo Road Trip has reached its conclusion, but it's not always Home Sweet Home. The Spurs drop their first game back in San Antonio to the Dallas Mavericks. The Big Fun Pod breaks down the game's action, theorizes what the team will do if LaMarcus Aldridge misses significant time, and addresses the question of fan negativity on social media.
The San Antonio Spurs were on a break while All-Star festivities were underway in Chicago, but the free agency made a move most Spurs fans anticipated in buying out DeMarre Carroll. It's fair to say Carroll was a bust signing, but is this a sign of a failing front office or just a trend the Silver and Black will buck in the future?
Big Fun Pod hosts Jackson Floyd, Evan Closky, and Tom Petrini answer all of your burning Spurs questions. Is the team "stealth tanking"? What's the move for the Silver & Black this offseason - and the lingering "DeMar Question"? And what dirt does Marco have on Pop?
It's all in the name of Big Fun in this week's episode!