Originally Posted by edinatlanta
Yep. The "right way" is what wins.
Sure, but that's what happened here. SA beat a more talented team. There are a number of teams more talented than SA in the league, so its a reasonable argument that this style of basketball is what in fact wins. I can't think of a star players that wouldn't thrive within it.
Funny, but this was just posted on Grantland:
Game 5 felt like the culmination of something. It was more than just another June coronation after a long NBA campaign. Game 5 was like seeing the various strands of recent NBA evolution come together with the dusty tenets of play-the-right-way basketball. Simultaneously old school and cutting edge, the 2013-14 Spurs are the closest thing we’ve had to a postmodern NBA champion.
Glad they posted this, it got a snort laugh out of me when I saw it last night: