It's a sad but true statement that every Spurs fan has realized at some moment of his or her life. After watching an early episode of ESPN, or noticing the lack of "silver and black" on the NBA homepage, no fan can argue that the Spurs are shunned by national media and, as a result, other NBA fans.
And now the Lakers and the Thunder are the Western favorites for this year's NBA Finals.
Well, why not San Antonio? In the three games they played against the Lakers, the Spurs walked away victors twice. The same result occurred in the series versus Oklahoma City.
The Spurs are the hottest team in the league right now, currently on an eight-game win streak—not to mention that each game was decided by double digits. They've also won 22 of their last 25 and have officially clinched the No. 1 seed in the West.
So why do the Spurs receive such minimal amounts of recognition by media? Here are a few reasons explaining the enigma that has caused such uproar throughout San Antonio.