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Drive & Kick, Episode 5: The Spurs keep chugging along

The San Antonio Spurs are good again. Big surprise, right? We talked to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio-Express News to find out what, if anything, is different about this year's team. Plus, Pop stories. Lots and lots of Pop stories.

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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.

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