Mista Mizatti said:
The Spurs have been 'washed up' and 'too old' since 2003 which was suppose to be our last chip' for a while....then reality happened. The Spurs were suppose to be done and the Mavs were suppose to have a cake walk this year....then reality happened. I love Spurs doubters, they're always amusing, and very flexible putting their foot in their mouths so often. I know the Suns are a good team this year as they have been for the last couple years but I think history repeats itself and we head to the west finals in 6.
That 2007 team was easily the favorite in the 2007 Finals and it was even in 2005.
Fact is, the Spurs are old and washed up now. But they have excellent coaching, they play hard, and they are getting favorable matchups. Neither the Suns or Mavs are teams that will expose the weakness everyone seems to be ignoring, which is their lack of interior size. Duncan is a legend, but he's obviously not the same as player he was during their last championship runs and they don't have a player that can legitimately help him. Make Blair and Bonner have to guard legit bigs (like the Lakers have) and they are going to struggle.
I think San Antonio's biggest advantage is Robin Lopez's injury. He makes them a different team, gives them defense, rebounding, and gets Amare back at PF. Without him, they're the same Suns team that's lost to the Spurs over and over.