Tony Parker’s Latest Injury Continues a Familiar Trend for San Antonio

March 8th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
There are some things in the NBA that are as certain as death and taxes, and unfortunately for the San Antonio Spurs, a significant late-season injury to one of their stars falls into that category.

The news that Tony Parker will be side-lined for up to eight weeks due to a broken hand is no surprise, but for the Spurs and their legions of followers it is another disappointment in a season rife with them.

To make matters worse, San Antonio is currently in the midst of a four game winning streak, and just as their postseason prospects were beginning to improve, the Spurs are faced with yet another calamity.

The Spurs have the worst luck of any team that can be considered a perennial contender, and the core of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Parker, always seem to get hurt when the stakes are the highest.

San Antonio is 36-24 and currently hold the seventh seed in the Western Conference, but this latest injury to Parker leaves them vulnerable to the much-improved Oklahoma City Thunder and puts their postseason in jeopardy.

In fact, the Portland Trail Blazers as well as the Thunder are looking to improve their chances based o ...

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