Surrounded by Spurs fans ...
I’ve been accused of being single-minded in my various pursuits, but this was a no-brainer even for me.
I had just settled in at my hotel in downtown San Antonio’s Market Square when I heard noises coming from the street. I’m talking honking car horns, people yelling and screaming at the top of their lungs. What in the world was going on?
I stood on the hotel balcony for a few minutes wondering if I was a missing an important story. Surely the Southern Baptists weren’t making this ruckus. I knew most of them were probably in their beds, like me, trying to get some sleep for the next day’s slew of convention activities.
Nevermind that I had just read my complimentary copy of USA Today … and skipped the Sports section. OK, I did look at the cover but only to get a good look at Tony Parker — Tony Parker, the star point guard for the San Antonio Spurs NBA team.
Even when I called my kids and heard my sons shouting in the background, it didn’t dawn on me that they were watching folks who regularly shoot hoops just a few miles down the road from me at the Alamodome.
I asked my daughter what all the fuss was about. “Are they watching a game?,” I asked knowingly.
“Yup,” she said.
This morning another reporter mentioned hearing loud noises coming from the street outside her hotel. She clued me in about the big NBA game, but it was in Cleveland not San Antonio. She confessed that she had been clueless about all the fuss herself.
Apparently we were surrounded by Spurs fans who were elated at their team’s win last night against the Cavaliers (so sorry LeBron).
Who knows what they will be like Thursday night?
Meanwhile, I’m afraid to root for the Cavaliers while I’m here so … Go Spurs!
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