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A great team that fans don't appreciate

The Spurs are the right team in the wrong era. If this were the 1980s, they would receive more respect. Story

Updated: June 18, 2007, 12:44 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

CLEVELAND -- Put the Spurs in Doc's DeLorean. Turn the dial to the 1980s, or early-to-mid 1990s. Just put them in a time when basketball fans weren't huge hypocrites.

You know how they say some people are before their time? Well, the Spurs are behind their time. In today's Paris Hilton-obsessin', 360-degree-dunkin'-lovin,' sexy-soundbite-wantin', entertain-me-me-me culture, the Spurs are an Atari in a land full of Wiis.

These millennium Spurs, now winners of four titles in nine years, ...

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