This week, we catch up with Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News to talk about the Spurs, who are back in their customary perch atop the Western Conference. Among the topics we discussed:
- Who is the most important player for the Spurs?
- Is Manu Ginobili back? Like, really back?
- Kawhi Leonard's season and expectations.
- The Tim Duncan/Gregg Popovich relationship and who's really in charge.
- Speaking of Pop ... Jeff shares his insights on covering Pop, about whom McDonald says, "One on one or in small groups, he can be like an actual human being."
- More Popovich talk and the difference between Good Pop, Bad Pop and Indifferent Pop.
- We delve into the Finals aftermath and the Game 6 story that was never published.