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There's a brand of basketball any fan can enjoy beyond loyalty to any one player, city, or team. Besides beating the star-driven Miami Heat this season, Gregg Popovich and his players should be applauded for their team-first mentality in this increasingly me-first era.
Championships and short championship runs can be bought. Fifteen years of excellence such as the Spurs have had can only be earned. As LeBron James praised them for playing "team basketball the way it should be played," I wished "basketball" were understood to be the the team game and only "one-on-one basketball" needed to be distinguished.