The 2008 San Antonio Spurs Suffer The Even-Year Curse

The San Antonio Spurs won their fourth NBA championship in an eight-year span in 2007. Their championships had an odd quality to them—as in odd years, in 1999, and then going every other year in 2003, 2005, and 2007. So you know what that means for the following year—the 2008 San Antonio Spurs were a good team and a contender all the way to the end, but the bid for a repeat title came up short in the even-numbered year.