Ben Simmons wrote:
I wonder why most people found the Spurs boring.
Its been so long since the Spurs were relevant on a championship level, I can't even remember if I found them boring or not.
But I remember they moved the ball very well, and maybe passing is boring
See 2003 and 2005. Both are notorious for being the most boring championship series in the modern era.
The Spurs during the Duncan prime years were elite defensive teams which were average on offense. 2003 was basically Duncan on offense and a young Tony Parker. They rarely made the highlight reels. 2005 had a more established Manu Ginobli, but the team finsihed dead last in points per game.
This was also during a time, where you had Kobe/Shaq, Sacromento Kings, Allen Iverson, Dirk, Nash and the Dantoni offense. All of those were wayy more fun to watch then Duncan work on the post while the Spurs suffocate the opponent on defense.
TheSspurs later evolved into a more 3pt oriented team in the mid 2010s and focused more on a modern offense as they realized that it was harder for an aging Duncan to anchor an elite defense. Duncan was still elite on defense but the team's focus wasn't to keep the score and pace down to 89 ppg.
But the early mid Spurs were boring. No great highlights, no emotion, no drama. Just elite defense and overall sound basketball.