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The San Antonio Spurs went all-in on an intended disappearing act in the 2022-23 NBA season. The year started off with abject misery in the name of ping-pong balls, culminating in the jackpot of jackpots —- landing the No. 1 overall pick for the third time in franchise history. They selected yet another generational talent in Victor Wembanyama, 25 years after snagging the catalyst to a two-decade-long dynasty in Tim Duncan. Oh, and the Spurs only tanked ONE year to get this done.
- Nicolas Kyle Pring
The Sixer Sense Site Expert

Best fan moment of the year

May 17, 2023, in Chicago: Holding a 14 percent chance to land the top prize, the Spurs won the lottery for the right to draft Victor Wembanyama (which they did). It’s kismet — San Antonio jumps back into the NBA zeitgeist and another dynasty is on its way. Gregg Popovich will outlast each and every one of us.

Why we needed this fandom this year

San Antonio has long been a model sports organization, though the last four losing seasons may have blurred that a bit. That the Spurs and the fans in Alamo City now have the single biggest pendulum swinger since LeBron James, if not ever, will remind everyone of why San Antonio was the capital of the NBA for almost two decades. After all, the league is much better when the Spurs are on-brand.