If you assumed the San Antonio Spurs would be moping at home after losing in the first round of the playoffs, guess again. Just days after a heartbreaking Game 7 loss to the Clippers, the team was back in action -- playing paintball.
According to a photo tweeted out Wednesday, the Spurs are managing to take their loss in stride. Almost the entire team got together for a paintball outing in Texas.
— rick (@ricardoza) May 6, 2015
According to @ricardoza, who posted the photo, the entire team attended the paintball fest except for Manu Ginobili, Marco Belinelli and Kawhi Leonard.
This isn't the first time the Spurs have gone paintballing -- Tim Duncan is an avid fan of the sport, and his interest has clearly spread across the team -- he has invited the team out for paintballing on at least one prior occasion. Here's past Spurs teammate Michael Finley describing Duncan's invitation from years earlier (according to Project Spurs):
"He invited the whole team out for paintball once, but I had never played. I called him to ask him what we have to wear. He said long pants and a long-sleeve shirt 'so it can protect you from the paint.' But he showed up in a tank top, shorts and knee pads.
When I asked him why, he said: 'Well, I'm not gonna get hit.'"
The Spurs in general have maintained great off-court camaraderie over the years, hosting parties and other events that you'd expect from a junior-high YMCA team much more than an NBA club. Feel a little sorry for them going out in the first round, but don't feel too sad -- they're doing just fine.