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June 29, 2005

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Manu Ginobili Cover - Sports Illustrated June 29, 2005

June 29, 2005 | Jack McCallum
SO SAYS THE MULTIFACETED GREGG POPOVICH, WHO IS REALLY THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE SPURS' SUCCESS

June 29, 2005 | Chris Ballard
THE TRAPPINGS BORN OF SUPERSTARDOM HAVE BEEN BOTH A BLESSING AND A CURSE FOR ARGENTINE BASKETBALL LEGEND MANU GINOBILI

June 29, 2005 | David Sabino
A GLOBE-TROTTING GANG OF GO-TO GUYS MADE THE SPURS INTERNATIONAL SENSATIONS

June 29, 2005 | Chris Ballard
LED BY PERENNIAL PLAYOFF WONDER ROBERT HORRY, THE SPURS' STELLAR SUPPORTING PLAYERS HAVE PROVEN THEMSELVES TO BE TRUE BIG SHOTS

June 29, 2005 | David Sabino
THOUGH LED BY THEIR BIG THREE, THE SPURS RELY HEAVILY ON THESE KEY CONTRIBUTORS

June 29, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
BEHIND STEADY TIM DUNCAN AND EMERGING STARS MANU GINOBILI AND TONY PARKER, THE SPURS WON 59 GAMES AND THEIR FOURTH DIVISION TITLE IN FIVE YEARS

June 29, 2005
Birth of a FranchiseBEFORE THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS THERE WERE THE DALLAS CHAPARRALS. IN 1967 THE ABA CHAPS SPLIT THEIR HOME GAMES BETWEEN SMU'S MOODY COLISEUM (HERE) AND MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM.

June 29, 2005
FLYING HIGH FROM THE OPENING ROUND, SAN ANTONIO CAME BACK DOWN TO EARTH IN A HARD-FOUGHT SEVEN-GAME FINALS

June 29, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
UNFOCUSED AND OUT OF SYNC, THE SPURS DROPPED GAME 1 TO THE NUGGETS, BUT A LINEUP--AND ATTITUDE--ADJUSTMENT PUT THEM BACK ON TRACK

June 29, 2005 | Ian Thomsen
BY SHUTTING DOWN THE SONICS' LEADING SCORER, BRUCE BOWEN HELPED THE SPURS REACH THE CONFERENCE FINALS FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN SEVEN SEASONS

June 29, 2005 | Jack McCallum
TO CONQUER PHOENIX IN THE CONFERENCE FINALS, THE SPURS SHOOK THEIR STODGY REPUTATION AND BEAT THE RUN-AND-GUN SUNS AT THEIR OWN GAME

June 29, 2005 | Jack McCallum
THE SPURS STARTED WITH A BANG, THEN STUMBLED BEFORE RALLYING FOR A GLORIOUS GAME 7 FINISH THAT GAVE SAN ANTONIO ITS THIRD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

June 29, 2005 | Pat Putnam
AN UNORTHODOX DEAL, A NAME CHANGE AND THE SPIRIT OF SAN ANTONIO REVIVED AN AILING FRANCHISE

June 29, 2005 | Brian Cazeneuve
FLOPPY HAIR, FUNKY CLOTHES AND ONE FLY STAR FILLED THE CRAZY ABA DAYS AND NIGHTS OF THE CHAPS TURNED SPURS

June 29, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
A DYNAMIC DUO HAS HELPED MAKE THE SPURS A FAVORED SUBJECT FOR SI

June 29, 2005 | Chris Ballard
WHY ISN'T THE NBA'S MOST FUNDAMENTALLY SOUND PLAYER A SUPREMELY MARKETABLE CELEBRITY? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE: HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE