The Spurs Are Like “Ocean’s 11″…


… in that every single player has a role – nay, a SPECIALTY – that is both crucial, and devastating.

Since I don’t know the “Ocean’s” franchise well enough, I called upon my listeners to “outsource” this comparison list.

Scott Wahle of Cincinnati did a pretty bang-on job with this. Enjoy. Add your comments, corrections, or additions as needed.

Daniel “Danny” Ocean (George Clooney)  – Tim Duncan

Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) – Tony Parker

Former casino owner Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould) – Gregg Popovich

Linus Caldwell (Matt Damon), a young and talented pickpocket – Kawhi Leonard

Frank Catton (Bernie Mac), a casino worker and con man – Manu Ginobili

Virgil (Casey Affleck) & Turk Malloy (Scott Caan), pair of gifted mechanics – Tiago Splitter & Matt Bonner

Livingston Dell (Eddie Jemison), an electronics and surveillance expert – Marco Belinelli

Basher Tarr (Don Cheadle), an explosives expert – Danny Green

Saul Bloom (Carl Reiner), an elderly con man – Boris Diaw

“The Amazing” Yen (Shaobo Qin), an accomplished acrobat – Patty Mills



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