It might be the single moment in San Antonio Spurs franchise history that may hang over like a dark cloud for years to come - seeing a lead in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals slip through their fingers as well as title number five. San Antonio was up five points with 28 seconds remaining on the game clock in the fourth quarter and the rest as they say was history. Miami would tie the series at 3-3 only to go on and win the championship in the decisive Game 7. Since then many Spurs player have been haunted by what could have been. It has been weighing on their collective minds and as the team enters a new season head coach Gregg Popovich isn't letting the players forget what happened. During Tony Parker's French radio show he stated Pop showed them video of Game 6 in a long video session if anything to supply them with motivation heading into the new season. Via French site BFM TV: "[W]e watched the Finals again. Gregg Popovich has shown us Game #6 during a long video session (laughs). The coach was not happy. He wanted to anger us motivate us and remind us that we had come very close last year. If we do the same this season we can of course return to the Final and finish on a better note. " This is some motivational tool Pop employed here. Nothing like getting a veteran team like the Spurs riled up before the season gets underway.
Tony Parker: Popovich showed team Game 6 tapes during film session
Project Spurs | Oct 15