The Spurs have apparently been a good team for 500 years, according to Blake Griffin. Griffin is trying hard to play the comedy card so far throughout his career, and was obviously joking when he told The Oklahoman, “I think there’s a lot of tough teams in the Western Conference. There’s one right here (in Oklahoma City) that the Lakers have to get over. The Spurs have been a good team for the past 500 years. And I think we’re preparing for that. So that’s kind of what you expect people to do. You expect them to hand out the trophy in the middle of the summer. So we’re not worried about that. We’re not worried about just the Lakers.” What we’re taking from this: Blake expects the Spurs to be a player in the West again, even as “experts” expect them to fall back this year… while he thinks the conference is so deep that the Lakers aren’t the odds-on favorites to come out of the West. Basically, Griffin is 100 percent right … Luckily for everyone, we’re closing in on the chance to see San Antonio be great for a 501st straight year. Some NBA teams already have their pre-sales started for tickets this year. You can thank us later … Remember Brian Cook? Yeah, he’s the guy who has somehow lasted nine years in the NBA even though he hasn’t averaged more than five points a night in any year since 2007, and has only played 168 total games since then. Michael Lee of The Washington Post reports he has a non-guaranteed contract with the Wizards … Apparently, Boston showed some interest in Kenyon Martin despite not having any room for him, or really any need. Honestly, you could probably say that for almost any team in the league – that’s probably a good reason why K-Mart is still in limbo and doesn’t have a squad yet… that, and the fact that Martin still won’t take the veteran minimum. At this point, he’s a soon-to-be 35-year-old who rebounded worse last season than just about any year in his career, while shooting 44 percent from the field and 37 percent from the line. But at least he still has one of the league’s nicest tattoos … And R.I.P. to Steve Sabol, the man who helped craft NFL Films and turned football into more than just a sport. He made it art, and MUST be considered one of the pioneers of creating the current billion-dollar machine that Roger Goodell and his army of fake refs are sabotaging. Sabol is one of the greatest storytellers of all time – in any venue – and since Dime is all about telling stories, we consider this a great loss in sports media … We’re out like Jalen and Kobe’s friendship.
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