The San Antonio Spurs started out as the Dallas of the unique account of the American Basketball Association (ABA) in 1967.
In the playoffs the Chaparrals rapidly fell to the New Orleans. The team experience from poor attendance and general indifference in Dallas. Actually, during the 1970-71 season, the name "Dallas" was dropped in favour of "Texas" and an effort was made the team a local one, playing games in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Tarrant County Coliseum, in addition to Lubbock, at the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, but this showed a breakdown
and the team homecoming to Dallas in time for the 1971-72 season, split their games at Moody and Dallas Convention Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and are the current NBA Champions after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals.
The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association teams (along with the Nets, Pacers, & Nuggets) to remain intact in the NBA after the 1977 merger and are the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship, which they have done four times. As of November 2006, the Spurs rank second among active franchises for the highest winning percentage in NBA history. With the 2007 sweep, the Spurs have the highest winning percentage in NBA Finals history. They have only missed the playoffs 4 times as an NBA franchise.
TheSpurs are situated in the San Antonio region, and the city shares a particular bond with the team unmatched in the rest of the NBA, partially due to this being the city's just team in any of the 4 major U.S. sports. Spurs players are active members of the San Antonio community, and a lot of former Spurs are still active in San Antonio, like David Robinson's Carver and the George Gervin Center. In part since of this community participation, Spurs admirers have been among the most loyal in the NBA. The Spurs set a few NBA attendance records while playing at the Alamodome, more intimate AT&T Center on a customary basis. The Spurs' rallying cry of "Go Spurs Go!" has endeared itself to the city of San Antonio, and the expression pops all over the city as the season progress into the playoffs and the Spurs inch earlier to a title.
San Antonio has too garnered admire for the method its resident celebrate Spurs championships. When the Spurs succeed a title, San Antonians squash the streets downtown, march approximately waving flags, throw confetti and beep car horns until dawn. The team floats the San Antonio Riverwalk on boats where admirers can view their champions. A sole part of every Spurs season comes in February when the team is strained into a comprehensive road-trip due to the profession of its arena by the San Antoni Stock. This is known as the "Rodeo Road Trip," and a time that typically starts the Spurs' run to the playoffs; starting in 1999 the Spurs have time after time phenomenal road records all through this season, counting the best one-road-trip winning streak (8 games) in league history attain.