For a team with so many special players, there aren’t many special things said about the Spurs. Tim Duncan made a career of confounding opponents with quiet efficiency, Tony Parker darted through the lane with his usual nonchalance and Manu Ginobili remained the world’s most unassuming acrobat. Supported by Brent Barry, Bruce Bowen and Glenn Robinson, San Antonio coasted through the regular season to 59 wins with little fanfare.

So it was only fitting that their championship run finished with an explosive seven game bout against the defending champion Detroit Pistons, highlighted by Robert Horry and more clutch buckets than a Ford factory. Of course to them, it’s all the same. Another year, another ring.