Across the landscape of professional sports in the United States, you rarely see sustained success lasting more than a few years. It’s rare to see any team go on a run that spans generations and unites a fanbase across decades. It’s even more uncommon to see a small market team do it. The San Antonio Spurs are the rarest of exceptions to that standard.
My family moved to San Antonio when I was just five years old. We arrived in 1999 and discovered that, in a state crazy about football, San Antonio was a basketball town.