How the Spurs are considered a small market team is a little perplexing. Yes, they are the only professional sports franchise in San Antonio, Texas, but San Antonio just happens to be the 7th largest city in the United States (population 1,327,407 as counted in the 2010 United States Census).
The team itself has been anything but small over the last 14 seasons, winning four NBA championships and making the playoffs every season. Getting into the postseason again this year will be an easy task, but winning a fifth championship will much more difficult as the 2011 best record in the NBA Spurs found out last season in the first round. This years prediction: The Spurs should start planning their next Riverwalk Parade!