7 episodes

For 30 Years, The San Antonio Spurs were the Greatest Dynasty in the NBA. 29 winning seasons, 17 Division Titles, 16 times as the #1 or #2 seed, 6 conference titles, and 5 NBA Championships. In 2018, the Spurs alienated star player Kawhi Leonard, which was an abrupt end to a 30 year run of dominance. We investigate exactly what happened with the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich, and everyone else involved which sent the San Antonio Spurs 6th NBA Championship up to Toronto in 2019.

The Fall of the Spurs Dynasty CKSAML Productions

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For 30 Years, The San Antonio Spurs were the Greatest Dynasty in the NBA. 29 winning seasons, 17 Division Titles, 16 times as the #1 or #2 seed, 6 conference titles, and 5 NBA Championships. In 2018, the Spurs alienated star player Kawhi Leonard, which was an abrupt end to a 30 year run of dominance. We investigate exactly what happened with the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich, and everyone else involved which sent the San Antonio Spurs 6th NBA Championship up to Toronto in 2019.

    Part 5: The Fall

    Part 5: The Fall

    On Episode 5, we follow the divergent paths between Kawhi Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs, and Gregg Popovich following their 2018 fallout. We discuss all the details of the Kawhi Leonard trade, along with how the Toronto Raptors got involved. We discuss Kawhi's new apparel deal with New Balance, and the magical 2019 season for him and the Toronto Raptors. We also discuss Kawhi's chaotic Free Agency in the Summer of 2019, including his cold calls with NBA stars and being chased by helicopters across Canada. 

    We break down the 3 years of Spurs basketball following the Kawhi trade, and the Spurs failed draft picks between 2017-2019. We also discuss the end of the Spurs 22 year playoff streak, Spurs players leaving the team, and whether Gregg Popovich mismanaged DeMar DeRozan. We also present our Final Thoughts for the Podcast and the Spurs Dynasty. This Documentary Series is made in collaboration with Pounding the Rock, the Spurs SBNation Site

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Part 4: What Happened in 2018??

    Part 4: What Happened in 2018??

    On Episode 4, we discuss anything and everything about the 2018 San Antonio Spurs season. We begin with the injury rehab process for Kawhi Leonard's Right Quad Injury. Then, we discuss Kawhi Leonard's fallout with Jordan Brand, and Uncle Dennis entering the picture as Kawhi's business advisor. We discuss the confusion about Kawhi's rehab in 2017, and the reasons for distrust between Spurs Doctors and Kawhi. We discuss Kawhi's brief return, and the ESPN report that brought the fraying relationship between Leonard and the Spurs into the national consciousness. We discuss Kawhi's trips to New York, his agent and his firm, and the weird period of "will he or won't he" play. We then discuss the infamous players-only meeting, dissenting comments from Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli and Bruce Brown, and Kawhi's emotional state with the entire process. This Documentary Series is made in collaboration with Pounding the Rock, the Spurs SBNation Site

    Download and Follow this Podcast over on my personal feed as well, Take It Easy. We release daily Podcasts there as well https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/take-it-easy/id1470776085 Support all our dreams with this link https://linktr.ee/ComicalSports https://www.poundingtherock.com

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Part 3: Kawhi Leonard

    Part 3: Kawhi Leonard

    On Episode 3, we take a deep dive into the life and career of Kawhi Leonard. We discuss Leonard's 2014 NBA Finals MVP, and ascension to one of the NBA's 3 best players. We discuss Leonard's childhood and High School years, his recruitment to San Diego State, and his time playing for Steve Fisher and SDSU. We also discuss his rivalry with Jimmer Fredette and I nerd out a bit over childhood memories growing up in San Diego. Finally, we discuss the 2016 Spurs season, the rivalry with the Thunder, and Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors for the 2017 season. This Documentary Series is made in collaboration with Pounding the Rock, the Spurs SBNation Site

    Download and Follow this Podcast over on my personal feed as well, Take It Easy. We release daily Podcasts there as well https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/take-it-easy/id1470776085 Support all our dreams with this link https://linktr.ee/ComicalSports https://www.poundingtherock.com

    • 47 min
    Part 2: Gregg Popovich

    Part 2: Gregg Popovich

    On Episode 2 of The Fall of the Spurs Dynasty, we discuss the life of Gregg Popovich. We discuss how one of Popovich’s defining moments of his career came after the Spurs greatest heartache in 2013. We discuss Popovich’s journey to get to San Antonio, and leadership lessons over 25 years of coaching the Spurs. We also hear stories from Popovich’s Former Players and Coaches that give a little bit of insight into the notoriously private coaches life. This Podcast is made in collaboration with Pounding the Rock, the Spurs SBNation Site. https://www.poundingtherock.com. You can find more of my work over at the Take It Easy Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/take-it-easy/id1470776085 and support all our dreams with this link https://linktr.ee/ComicalSports

    • 55 min
    Part 1: The Greatest Dynasty in North American Pro Sports

    Part 1: The Greatest Dynasty in North American Pro Sports

    Welcome to "The Fall of the Spurs Dynasty" a 5 part Documentary Series made in collaboration with Pounding The Rock, a San Antonio Spurs community. https://www.poundingtherock.com On Episode 1, we discuss the 40 year history of the San Antonio Spurs dynasty. We tell the story of David Robinson, Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli, Bruce Bowen, and the Spurs 4 Championships during 20 years of dominating the NBA. Finally, we discuss how the Spurs pivoted both in 1999, taking advantage of the NBA's explosion of global talent, and in 2010, needing to pivot from Tim Duncan to a more youthful star player. Follow the Take It Easy Podcast for more of our content https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/take-it-easy/id1470776085 and Support all our Dreams over at https://linktr.ee/ComicalSports

    • 38 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Welcome to “The Fall of the Spurs Dynasty”. This is a 5 part Podcast series about the San Antonio Spurs 30 years of NBA Dominance, and it’s two central figures at the end of the run: Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard. Episodes will be released every Wednesday starting on June 29th. Follow our Podcast feed https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/take-it-easy/id1470776085 and Follow Pounding the Rock for more Spurs Content https://www.poundingtherock.com

    • 2 min

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WTSprings ,

Finally

Been waiting a long time for this story

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San Antonio is nowhere near East Texas.

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