At the conclusion of last night's game one of the NBA finals, the big three again emerged victorious.
No, not Chris Bosh, D-Wade and King James. They couldn't come through. That honor belonged to Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs.
After Tony Parker hit a wild shot with less than .1 seconds left, (If you haven't seen it, go check it out on ESPN, it's worth your time) the Spurs stole home court from the Heat and took a 1-0 series lead.
To a lot of people, this came as a shock. Personally, I didn't see it that way. The Heat have been there before, appearing in the finals the last two years and taking home the title last year, but the Spurs have BEEN there. They have won four championships in the last 15 years, and have Tim Duncan, one of the most experienced and well regarded players in the game. They also have Gregg Popovich, a coach any team in the NBA would love to have.
A lot of people suggest the Spurs are "Old", but I feel it's an experience that will serve them well. They know how to stay cool under pressure, and they have a better supporting cast, in my opinion, than the Miami Heat.
I'm not saying the Spurs are a lock to win the series, but the people who are counting them out against a star powered Miami team, may be in for a shock, because these Spurs will definitely continue to make this into a great series.