This is 1 of the toughest post game interviews of the last few years. This is a Spurs team that many of the media personalities over on ESPN said would lose in 6 to the Heat. You have to wonder how much the 2-3-2 schedule played into this. Statistically, the Spurs had a better regular season home record. So the expectation when they stole 1 on the road was that they’d win all 3 at home. Relying on the 3 and the Argentinian turnover machine botched that. With the competitive edge that volleyed back and forth between these 2 teams, we all got exactly what we wanted out of an NBA Finals series. Exciting, unpredictable basketball!
For me, the hardest part of Duncan’s interview is his entire demeanor. Although he’s naturally subdued and has been described as stoic, this was just…different. The trio in San Antonio was 4-0 in the NBA Finals prior to losing to Miami. As a fan, it sucks to see 1 of the top 10 greatest players of all time be in a position of “almost, but not quite”; especially on the tail end of his career.