Tattoo shows fan's support for Spurs (video)
Jennifer Lee Preyss
June 19, 2013 at 1:19 a.m.
Updated June 20, 2013 at 1:20 a.m.
About four years ago, Anna Durham accepted a challenge - to tattoo the San Antonio Spurs on her body.
Branded across her arm, five basketballs are inked in a parallel design beneath a capitalized and oversized Spurs.
"This guy just kept telling me, 'I bet you won't put that on your body,'" said Durham, 47. "I told him I was going to do it, so I did."
She's been true to the Spurs ever since.
The Spurs take on the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Not only are the Spurs the only basketball team Durham watches, but they're also the only professional sports team she follows at all.
"That's it for me. I don't watch no other teams of any kind," she said.
During the final game, Durham said, she'll be watching at home rooting for the team alone so she can avoid any negative interference from fellow viewers at a public watch party.
"I don't have to even say it. They're going to win," Durham said.
DO YOU THINK VICTORIA IS A SPURS TOWN?
Yes, because of the location. You can go out to any business or bar and they’re all yelling for the Spurs on game night.
Gabriel Trevino, 32, microbiologist, Victoria
I don’t think so. I think the signs that support the Spurs do it to make money and promote their business. It’s probably about 50-50 split here.
Anna Durham, 47, daily manager, Victoria
No I think the kids are more interested in the Mavericks and the Rockets. They’re more interested in big names and big money players.
Sarah Rush, 52, teacher, Victoria
All I see around town is Spurs stuff. A lot of people are Spurs fans here.
T.J. Williams, 35, disabled, Victoria
People here are very supportive by what I can see on Facebook. I went to the last game at Golden Gecko and everyone wears their jerseys and knows stats and facts about the game.
Ricky Garza, 38, tattoo artist, Victoria
Yes, because it’s a Texas team. The Spurs have more spirit than the Rockets in my opinion. There’s something about the Spurs that people get excited over.
Faith Garza, 27, caretaker, Victoria