Originally Posted by Spurd_On
I noticed that Kevin Durant canvassed hard to get Belinelli to come to the Thunder, making personal calls to him, yet he chose the Spurs.
I saw that too, seems to me that SA has a leg up with European (except Russian) players and South American players because of the international feel the team and town has. imho, the city itself has a flavor that is unique among American cities, whenever I'm downtown I notice there's a ton of folks from around the world visiting.
Now if you're a typical inner-city baller from one of the coasts you're not going to automatically like it because it's not exactly a flash and trash kind of place, not a whole lot of bling, much more family oriented....