This is San Antonio, every year is championship or bust. Not really. I don't know how many years I've heard "No one talks about the Spurs" and "The media ignores the Spurs" from their fanbase during the season. That's not going to be a talking point this year. They lost in the 1st round of the playoffs, but it seem disappointing, but not the end of the world. They had already won their redemption title the year before anyway. Next season, losing in the first round is a much bigger story. People have been waiting for the Spurs to slip for for awhile now with their age catching up with them, but the talent there now means more media attention and pressure. Of course, talent level > pressure/media attention, all day everyday. See the Heat and the KG/Allen/Pierce Celtics. I'm pretty much just saying as a fan, that we expect a run every year regardless of who we got. The media is always going to flip/flop on us. I'm certainly going to miss Bill Land's MAMMA MIA's after a clutch Belinelli 3.