By MARK CAUL
Special to the Record
For decades, the NBA has had the reputation of being the most predictable of all the team sports.
Word on the street is that only a handful of teams in each season are true contenders and the rest are just happy to make the playoffs.
With a couple of future Hall of Famers in tow, a handful of budding young stars, their collective experience and their legendary coach, the San Antonio Spurs would no doubt be the personification of that perennial contender.