On a night when Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili were all sent home to rest because Gregg Poppovich thought it would be hilarious to troll David Stern in front of a nationally televised audience he had enough talent to beat the defending NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs very nearly did just that.  With a bunch of ragtag players who really had no business hanging around with the Miami Heat, the Spurs almost pulled off the upset on LeBron James and company.  Emphasis on “almost.” At the end of the day, the Heat were able to grind out a victory thanks to a late rally.   Expect hilarity to ensue from the commissioner’s office in the coming days.

As for the kicks side of things, LeBron James has joined on the recent trend of wearing two pairs of kicks in the same game wearing his signature Nike LeBron 10 in a home colorway and his Asia-exclusive Nike Air Max Ambassador 5 for a spell, Udonis Haslem has apparently made the jump to Li-Ning and joins teammate and former Converse spokesman Dwyane Wade, Ty Lawson continues to rock the most slept-on colorway of the LeBron 8 and Jarrett Jack is still hoping that wearing a certain pair of KD 4s will give him a +10 in his scoring rating.

Photos courtesy of Ezra Shaw, Issac Baldizon, Mike Ehrmann of Getty Images/NBA Entertainment along with Pedro Portal of El Nuevo Herald and Mario Jose Sanchez of the Associated Press.

LeBron James (Nike Air Max Ambassador 5) and LeBron James (Nike LeBron 10)