NBA 2010-2011: 5 Reasons the San Antonio Spurs Are Serious Contenders

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NBA 2010-2011: 5 Reasons the San Antonio Spurs Are Serious Contenders
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Before the season, the San Antonio Spurs were officially written off by the overwhelming majority of talking heads as finished.

The team was still, inaccurately, reported as being old/decrepit, and those that didn't classify themselves as San Antonio Spurs' stalwarts overlooked the Spurs as even being in the discussion of championship contenders.

As I picked up the latest issue of the New Yorker and realized Thanksgiving wasn't having an off-year, I deduced that the Spurs are, indeed, on an 11-game winning streak as we near the Thanksgiving holiday.

Attention: it is now acceptable to take your fork out of the Spurs' collective roster, NBA fans.

Following a 12-1 start, the Spurs are again in the discussion as one of the premier NBA contenders.

I will discuss five reasons why the Spurs have gotten off to such an impressive start to their 2010-2011 campaign and are again in the discussion as one of the serious contenders for the NBA championship.

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