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Spurs Signing Autographs & Interacting With Fans Before Game 3 In LA (Videos)

Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich signing autographsFriday night, the San Antonio Spurs look to extend their 2-0 series lead, when they take the court at Staples Center to battle the horribly injury riddled Los Angeles Lakers. As is the case during most of their trips to LA, the Spurs are basing themselves out of the coastal city of Santa Monica. The only difference, during this visit, is that instead of staying at the Shutters on the Beach hotel, the franchise is lodging at the Hotel Casa del Mar (Shutters adjacent, sister property).

Below is a compilation of videos showcasing many of the Spurs, as they boarded their charter buses, approximately three hours prior to tipoff.

Star point guard Tony Parker signing autographs.

Future Hall of Fame coach Gregg Popovich signing autographs.

Solid big man Tiago Splitter signing autographs.

Injured 10-year forward/center Boris Diaw signing autographs.

Former Spurs player/current broadcaster Sean Elliott posing for photos.

NBA legend Tim Duncan leaving team hotel.

Newly acquired Tracy McGrady leaving team hotel.

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Jon Rapoport has spent his career working on all sides of the media and sports industry. He began his career at ESPN in studio production at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. While there, he won an Emmy for his contribution to "SportsCenter." Following his tenure at ESPN, Jon relocated to Los Angeles, joining the staff of the “Best Damn Sports Show” on FOX Sports Net.

Upon leaving the show, Jon worked in Web site and sports radio show development/production, with Major League Baseball in media operation logistics for the World Baseball Classic and on behalf of Los Angeles’ effort to bring the 2016 Summer Olympics back to Southern California. Jon currently writes a political blog for the Los Angeles edition of Examiner.com.

Born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota (just outside of Minneapolis), Jon is an avid sports fan, particularly for his beloved Minnesota teams. Jon graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned his BA in communication and interned for ABC’s “Good Morning America” in New York City and Washington D.C. He is married and resides in Los Angeles.  

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