San Antonio Spurs Make Quiet But Significant Noise With Tiago Splitter Signing

July 13th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
The San Antonio Spurs' celebration of a day they had long hoped would come did not mirror the Miami Heat's recent reaction to some nifty news.

Pat Riley reeled in Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James last week in one of the greatest free agency coups of all time. The Heat congratulated themselves and indulged frenzied fans with a lavish party at American Airlines Arena. More than 13,000 fans packed Miami's pro basketball palace Friday afternoon to welcome James and Bosh to South Beach.

The three stars emerged on a humongous stage in a cloud of smoke and under the glare of obnoxious strobe lights. The Heat's newest slogan, "Yes. We. Did." flashed on the giant LED screens above.

Riley prepared for 2010 Free Agency by ensuring he would have no more than two or three players under contract this summer. The way he gutted the roster allowed him to sign the three best ballers on the market.

The legendary coach had hoped for years he would convince Wade to stay by surrounding him with expensive talent worth the sticker shock.

Yes, he did.

The Spurs' moment of ecstasy came Mo ...

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