Dear San Antonio, View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via Instagram: @anap3 We're sorry we doubted your team. Andy Lyons / Getty Images The rest of us have been watching NBA basketball all these years, but not like you have. Vincent Laforet / Getty Images Stephen Dunn / Getty Images Not like your Spurs. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF bballgifs.tumblr.com And can we say it? We're jealous of this basketball machine you get to watch rev up every single night. View this video on YouTube Teams come and teams go, but it's June, and the Spurs are here again. As always. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF crazy-nba.tumblr.com How is your team still doing this? Brian Bahr / Getty Images Otto Greule Jr / Getty Images What's your secret, San Antonio? Is it the nasty? View this video on YouTube Just tell us! We'll be more nasty if we have to. Your Spurs were over the hill five years ago. They were dead and buried a year ago. Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images How are they still here? How is this still possible? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF giphy.com How is Tim Duncan still doing this night after night? View this video on YouTube Do you know how many 7-footers have been this productive at his age? There's Kareem, and there's Tim, and... that's it. View this video on YouTube At age 37, Duncan averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds a game this year. Shaq couldn't match that. Neither could Hakeem. (Abdul-Jabbar went for 22 and 8 a game at this age.) How? HOW IS HE STILL PLAYING LIKE THIS? Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee / MCT What about Tony Parker? How is he still quicker than everyone else on the floor? Chris Covatta / Getty Images How does he even make passes like this? View this video on YouTube youtube.com Watching Tony Parker is a nightly exercise in pick-and-roll perfection. And if there was a word more perfect than "perfect," we'd use that. View this video on YouTube youtube.com And when we're out of words about those two, there's still Manu. Soobum Im / Reuters How can we even find something left to say about Manu? About the way he can contort his body through traffic and come through clean on the other side? View this video on YouTube youtube.com About the way he manages to do things on the basketball court that tip into a realm probably closer to magic than basketball? How does he do it? View this video on YouTube youtube.com And there's that other thing we never fully appreciate about the Spurs: The way they just keep coming at you. cbssports.com Honestly, is it any surprise that this quote is on the wall in the Spurs locker room? You shut down Tim, Tony, and Manu? Well, here's Kawhi Leonard coming right down the lane. View this video on YouTube youtube.com Here's Danny Green taking over from deep. View this video on YouTube youtube.com Here's Patty Mills, getting into the paint whenever he wants. Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News / MCT Here's Tiago Splitter and his versatility in the paint. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF crazy-nba.tumblr.com Here's Boris Diaw — Boris Diaw! — taking over a game. View this video on YouTube youtube.com Do you realize what you've been watching all these years, Spurs fans? Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News / MCT This league is full of stars — LeBron, Durant, Kobe, Melo — but can anything compare to the feeling of watching the San Antonio Spurs play the way Gregg Popovich built them to play? Harry How / Getty Images Ronald Martinez / Getty Images Watch the Spurs, and you get the sense that you are watching something wondrous. Something beautiful. And you've gotten to watch it every night. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF deadspin.com The rest of us are dealing with average coaches. You've got Gregg Popovich. Honestly, will we ever see a coach like Pop again? Steve Dykes / Getty Images Why haven't we renamed the Coach of the Year trophy after him, anyway? What does he have to do — win another title? Win another five? And we know what you're thinking: Maybe if the Spurs got the respect from ESPN… whatdoumeme.com …maybe then the rest of us would see the Spurs for what they are: One of the greatest dynasties of the past 25 years — in any sport. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reddit.com What we'll say is this, San Antonio: We do get why you do crazy things for your team. baselinebum.tumblr.com Why you give the internet in your homes names like this. Instagram: @daschnall Why everything you hold dear is silver and black. baselinebum.tumblr.com Why after a big win, you drive up Commerce and down Market and honk. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via Instagram: @smilingmango All. Night. Long. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via Instagram: @m2loomis Why certain words are always on your mind. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com / Via Instagram: @rayelgusto Why those words aren't so much a cheer as a mantra, a reason to live. someecards.com And we're sorry we didn't believe, San Antonio. It must be maddening to have not gotten the love you deserve. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF reddit.com But just remember: Any time we start to doubt your team, all you have to do is show us these. Ronald Martinez / Getty Images And that's all you need to say.