Thursday 21 September 2017

Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan get their Disney ending

Tim Duncan (centre) with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs celebrate after defeating the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Tim Duncan (centre) with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs celebrate after defeating the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Michael McCarthy

Sport can be considered a metaphor for life, and like life, the good guys rarely win. Even more often, it's hard to tell who the good guys are.

The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA title on Sunday, ending LeBron James' and the Miami Heat's hopes for three-in-a-row, and avenged their defeat last year which came in the cruellest of ways – the ultimate in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

It was a fifth title since 1999 for coach Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan, possibly the greatest power forward to play basketball.

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