This Spurs Video Will Remind You Why You Love Basketball

| by Jonathan Wolfe

If you don’t have a team left in the NBA playoffs, this video might just be enough to make you pull for the Spurs. produced a tribute video to the Spurs titled “The Beautiful Game” and it is absolutely awesome. The video features highlights from the Spurs successful (dynasty?) spanning over the last decade with a focus on the team’s selfless, debatably perfect style of play. Parker, Duncan, Ginobili, and co. play a brand of basketball unlike any other team in the league, and this video does a spectacular job of showing that.

“So many times we promote the individual,” Magic Johnson says in the video’s intro. “Lebron. Kobe Bryant. Kevin Durant. But then we leave out something that’s really unique and special. And that’s team, and team basketball.”

In addition to highlights, the video features commentary from Johnson, Gregg Popovich, Shaquille O’Neal and others gushing over how rare and special it is to see a professional team play such a selfless style of ball. Oh, and passing. This video shows tons of unbelievably precise, fun-to-watch passing.

If you are a fan of the game of basketball, you owe it to yourself to watch this. Don’t blame me when you become a closet Spurs fan: