San Antonio Spurs-Dallas Mavericks: I-35 Rivalry Could Be on Life Support

April 15th, 2010 by Brandon Land Leave a reply »
A span of 274 miles have never meant so much in sports.

It is the driving distance between San Antonio and Dallas on Interstate 35. It’s a route the Spurs and Mavericks will become reacquainted with over the next week or so.

For two teams that are seemingly so different, both find themselves in virtually the same position. All the while, a decade-long rivalry is sure to be renewed, if it hasn’t been already.

The Spurs own four championship rings, the Mavericks have none. Whereas Dallas is a big market team, San Antonio is more limited financially and relies on front office savvy to remain competitive; of course it never hurts to have Tim Duncan or Dirk Nowitzki as the face of your franchise.

The San Antonio Spurs, with their “boring” style of basketball, have been able to grind out championship runs during Tim Duncan’s tenure. Never flashy but always consistent, the Spurs have showed signs of rust over the last few seasons.

After their last championship in 2007, the Spurs have gone into th ...

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