The Instigator
ericman247
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The Contender
birdlandmemories
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The Spurs will win a championship before Tim Duncan retires

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birdlandmemories
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/14/2013 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ericman247

Pro

The Spurs were seconds away from a championship last year, proving there good enough to get it done. They've also reloaded with Marco Belineli and there youth have playoff experience. I believe the Spurs will get at least one ring before Duncan's retirement.
birdlandmemories

Con

Thank you for instigating this debate.

The San Antonio Spurs will not win a championship for numerous reasons:

1: The rise of the Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers got better over the offseason, as they got Doc Rivers and Eric Bledsoe. According to many basketball analysts, this now puts them as the favorite to win the Western Conference, the division the Spurs are in

2: The rise of the Indiana Pacers:
The Indiana Pacers are a team that made the eastern conference finals last year, before losing to the eventual champion Miami Heat. The Pacers have a roster filled with talent that includes Paul George, Roy Hibbert, and David West. Many analysts have them as one of the favorites to win the NBA finals

3: The Miami Heat:
The Miami Heat are the team the San Antonio Spurs lost to in the NBA finals last year. This year, they got even better by signing Greg Oden, the former number one pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. They also have arguably, the best player in the NBA right now in Lebron James.

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Debate Round No. 1
ericman247

Pro

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birdlandmemories

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
ericman247

Pro

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birdlandmemories

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: FF... I would have looked over one ff, but not 2.