Tim Duncan hits his first three pointer of the season. At the buzzer. Just in time to send the Spurs into a second overtime and an eventual defeat of the Phoenix Suns in Game 1 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. A game many experts are considering as one of the most exciting playoff games in recent history. The Spurs are boring? Self-serving propaganda perpetuated by Lakers-obsessed pundits. Now I know what it's like to be a Hillary supporter.
In any case, this is as good a time as any to repost my Top Ten Reasons Why Latinos Should Root for the Spurs to Repeat in 2008:
Point guard Tony Parker regularly attends the Alma awards.
Point guard Tony Parker is also known as Mr. Eva Longoria.
Taco Cabana banners hang on the same rafters as the 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007 Championship banners.
Forward Bruce Bowen is married to a Cubana and speaks fluent Spanish.
Once, on a live post game TV interview, Bowen called Celtics guard Ray Allen guey and the censors had no idea what he was talking about.
Guard Manu Ginobli and center Fabrico Oberto are from Argentina.
You will never see so many Raza faces at a major sporting event in the United States this side of a Chivas USA soccer game.
Tim Duncan, arguably the best player in basketball the past decade, is neither power forward nor center. Ni de aqui ni de alla. In between. The embodiment of the Chicano experience.
The Spurs fans sing Volver during the time outs.
And, most importantly, the NBA title now rests safely back in Aztlan. Let's keep it there.