Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
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|Which Los Angeles Laker hit the winning shot in game 5, with 0.4 seconds left to give them a 3-2 series lead, ultimately ending the Spurs run for the championship? ||Spurs Fun Facts 2004
Derek Fisher. This was moments after Tim Duncan made a miraculous shot of his own from the top of the key.
Tim Duncan. Tim Duncan started this trend while attending Wake Forest.
|Bruce Bowen played many games with a white armband with the initials "PH" on it. What did those letters stand for?||Spurs Fun Facts 2004
Spurs chairman, Peter Holt. Bruce Bowen started wearing the initials "PH", for Peter Holt, on his armband when the Spurs chairman announced he would be seeking treatment for alcoholism.
Tim Duncan. Tim Duncan did not play organized basketball until he was in ninth grade. He was once the top U.S. competitor in his age group in the 400 freestyle.
|Who won the Heisman Trophy after leading his college football team to the national title in 1993?||Spurs Fun Facts 2004
Charlie Ward. Charlie Ward was an all around athlete, and won numerous awards as quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles. He also played four years of basketball for them. Although he did not play baseball in college, he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1993, and by the New York Yankees in 1994.
|Who was the hometown player that attended both high school and college in San Antonio?||Spurs Fun Facts 2004
Devin Brown. Devin is still San Antonio's high school scoring leader, finishing with 2,763 career points at West Campus High School. He is also the University of Texas-San Antonio's leading scorer with 1,922 points.
|Which Spur was one of only two 2004 active players with five or more championships?||Spurs Fun Facts 2004
Robert Horry. Scottie Pippen is the other active player with six championships.
Kevin Willis. Kevin Willis was majoring in fashion design while attending Michigan State University. He has his own clothing line, "Willis and Walker", that specializes in high-end men's sportswear.
|Who has his own restaurant in San Antonio, and went to the same high school as Wilt Chamberlain?||Spurs Fun Facts 2004
Malik Rose. "Malik's Philly's Phamous" is the name of his restaurant which he opened in 2003. He and Wilt Chamberlain attended Overbrook High School in Philadelphia.
|Which Spurs player hit the game winning and series clinching jumper, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in 1999?||San Antonio Spurs History
Avery Johnson. The "Little General" was a star at Southern University, leading the nation in assists twice, setting a season record of 13.3 assists per game, and earning conference player of the year honors two times as well. He also established the NCAA Division I record for career assist average (8.97 per game).
SBC Center. SBC opened after the 2001-2002 season. The SBC Center was also home to the annual Livestock Show and Rodeo, and the minor league hockey team, San Antonio Rampage.
|Which former Spur recorded the second quadruple-double in NBA history on February 18, during the 1985-1986 season?||San Antonio Spurs History
Alvin Robertson. Robertson finished the game with 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals. He earned NBA Defensive Player of the Year and NBA Most Improved Player, and represented the Spurs at the NBA All-Star Game that season.
Navy. After being selected by the Spurs with the first overall draft pick in the 1987 NBA Draft, Robinson did not play for the next two seasons in order to honor his two year Naval obligation.
|In the 1997 Draft Lottery, the Spurs had the first overall pick and used it to draft which super prospect?||San Antonio Spurs History
Tim Duncan. Duncan was named to the NBA All-Star Team and needless to say, he ran away with the NBA Rookie of the Year award. For the season, Duncan averaged 21.1 points (12th in the NBA), 11.9 rebounds (3rd), 2.51 blocks (6th), and led all NBA players with 57 double-doubles.
1995. The "Admiral" was third in the league in scoring (27.6 ppg), seventh in rebounding (10.8 rpg), and fourth in blocked shots (3.23 per game). He was also named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
True. The Dallas Chaparrals were established in 1967, and relocated to San Antonio as the Spurs in 1973.
Coyote. The Coyote started entertaining Spurs fans in June of 1983. In addition to the 41-plus home games he attends each season, the Coyote made over 500 community appearances a year.
George Gervin. The "Iceman" scored 23,602 points for the Spurs, and broke or tied over 40 franchise records. Gervin played in 12 consecutive All-Star games.
|Which former San Antonio Spur went to Drexel University and is not only an accomplished chess player, but also an excellent tuba player?||Your San Antonio Spurs!
Malik Rose. Malik Rose is an all-time fan favorite, and will always be welcome in the Alamo City.
Alvin Robertson. Alvin scored his first in the 1980s, and David scored the second, in 1994.
|During Robinson's and Elliott's rookie year (1989-1990), which team did the Spurs lose to in the second round of the playoffs?||Your San Antonio Spurs!
Portland Trail Blazers. Starting five from that year (1989-1990): David Robinson, Terry Cummings, Sean Elliott, Willie Anderson, and Rod Strickland.
|In 2000, which Spur was the first player in NBA history to come back and play an NBA game after an organ transplant?||Your San Antonio Spurs!
Sean Elliott. His first points scored after coming back from a kidney transplant were on a dunk over Dikembe Mutombo.
|George Gervin was immortalized in a shoe poster in which this "Iceman" was sitting upon an ice throne. Which was the shoe company that ran the poster in the early 1980s?||Your San Antonio Spurs!
Nike. The Iceman was the coolest (no pun intended) Spur of all-time. His nickname in the NBA was the "Iceman".
Larry Brown. While Larry Brown coached Robinson in his youth, he was a big advocate of transition offense/defense (constantly running the floor). He liked this game plan because Robinson was so much quicker than other NBA centers.
|Which player, who had a short stint with the Spurs in the early 90s, had the nickname "Sweet Pea"?||Your San Antonio Spurs!
Lloyd Daniels. Lloyd Daniels was a playground legend from New York, who also survived a near-fatal shooting before he played with the Spurs.
Terry Cummings. Terry Cummings is an ordained minister, who has also provided his services at NBA player's weddings.
Chaparrals. The Spurs franchise were originally the Dallas Chaparrals. The Nuggets were also a team from the ABA days, but were in Denver. The Texans are, of course, the mascot of Houston's NFL franchise.
6. Avery Johnson won his only championship during the 1998-99 season. He also won the NBA Sportsmanship award in 1998.
|Who won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award during the 2007-08 season?||San Antonio Spurs
Manu Ginobili. Manu averaged 19.4 points per game during the 2007-08 season, as well as 31.0 minutes per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers. The Spurs ended up sweeping the Cavaliers 4-0 to win their fourth championship. Tony Parker also became the first European born player to win the NBA Finals MVP.
2009. "The Admiral" retired after winning his second championship in the 2002-03 season. David Robinson won one MVP award in 1995, and was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1992.