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Spurs lose a game of barefoot basketball to young children in Mexico City (VIDEO)

Dec 4, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

The Spurs will face the Timberwolves in Mexico City on Wednesday as part of the NBA’s 2013-14 Global Games schedule, which included eight preseason games played internationally and one more to be played in London on between the Hawks and the Nets on Jan. 16.

San Antonio’s players celebrated the occasion by taking on some kids in a game of barefoot basketball, and let’s just say that the Spurs didn’t take the contest all that seriously.

From Oscar Lopez of Latin Times:

In a training session prior to the actual NBA game, the Spurs took on a team of young boys called the ‘Triquis’ from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Both the Spurs and the Triquis played barefoot, with the Triquis winning 10-4.

The encounter took place at the Mexico City Arena, one of the biggest stadiums in the city. The youngsters were invited to visit their idols to take part in the training session, however, Gregg Popovich proposed a friendly match with bare feet. The Triquis kids showed their determination and ability, weaving and snatching around the giant Spurs players. The victory is impressive, though we suspect the Spurs went a little easy on the pint-sized players.

The way the Spurs have gotten off to a 15-3 start, it’s probably one of the very few times they’ll lose a game — with or without shoes on — the entire season.

[via Sportando and BDL]

  1. RavenzGunnerz - Dec 4, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Nice effort Spurs, but I would be concern if I were a Spurs fan.

    If you can’t beat this team, then will you be able to beat the Miami Heat and LeBron?

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 4, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      Spurs are old, when Duncan farts dust comes out.
      I think they are going to be the 4th seed in a loaded west
      so playing Miami is not going to be a problem.

      • azarkhan - Dec 4, 2013 at 2:06 PM

        Fevil, when Duncan farts you slither out.

      • sportsfan18 - Dec 4, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        Yeah, playing Miami won’t be a problem because the Pacers will be in the finals, not the Heat.

  2. shanelsweet - Dec 4, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    I would gladly accept seeing much more of this type of news item than the usual murder, rape, stealing crap that our media sees fit to feed us. Thanks for posting it guys.

  3. jimsjam33 - Dec 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Very nice Coach Popovich and players of the San Antonio Spurs . You just gave a bunch of kids from Mexico the thrill of a lifetime . Bravo Triquis !

    • chargerdillon - Dec 4, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      Agreed, classy organization from top to bottom. Everybody on that team GETS IT.

    • bjornreyes - Dec 5, 2013 at 12:13 AM

      Agreed. These guys will be telling everybody about the time they beat the Spurs (the season after being in the Finals). Damn, what a story.

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