Friday, August 29, 2014
When Larry Met Stanley
By Adam Reisinger
Since beating the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs -- the NBA's most international squad -- have been letting their players take the Larry O'Brien Trophy on tour in their native countries. This week it was reserve guard Cory Joseph's turn with the trophy, and the third-year vet from Canada paid a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum in Toronto for an historic meeting of the trophies.
Since the NBA formed (as the BAA) in 1946-47, there hasn't been a single season in which the NBA and NHL champion came from the same city. The most recent close call came in 2003, when the New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup, while the New Jersey Nets lost to the Spurs in six games in the NBA Finals.