When the Golden State Warriors play the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Monday night, they'll do so under the weight of a road losing streak that has spanned an incredible 29 games.
And as you might imagine, a few things have changed in the world since the Dubs last notched a win in San Antonio on Feb. 14, 1997.
Foreign regimes have toppled, presidents have been elected on dubious terms and something called "the Internet" has become a slightly larger deal than it used to be. But that stuff's a little dry, so in an effort to put a more engaging spin on all the changes in the world since Golden State last beat the Spurs in the Lone Star State, let's run down some of the more entertaining developments of the past 16 years.
Pro sports, entertainment and pop culture are all represented, and as we'll see, each of them has had some pretty significant moments—not to mention undergone radical changes.