Our buddy over at Full Court NBA finally broke down the age old question: Why are the Spurs so boring when they're such a talented team? One suggestion, no visible tattoos. Interesting theory. I would also suggest no one on the team has been arrested to my knowledge. If Duncan was Stephen Jackson, I would tune in for more Spurs games.
Personally, I think the Spurs are boring because they play fundamental basketball, which means good hard defense combined with plodding "throw it down low to the big man" offense. They don't run and gun like the Warriors or Suns, the two most exciting teams in the NBA.
What really kills the Spurs though, and why people don't watch them play, hence making them "boring", is that they're a team of whiners and pricks and unlikeable players. Ask anyone why they can't stand watching the Spurs play and they'll say "because they whine like school girls." They also have a very good coach, but he's a pockmarked dipshit who doesn't sip beer during post-game interviews or bring anything to the table. They also have the dirtiest player in the league, Bruce Bowen, and a man who should never in a million years be about to win his seventh ring, Robert Horry.
Tim Duncan whines like it's his job and it's spread to the whole team. Manu Ginobli has managed to sissify the game with his socceresque flopping. And Tony Parker's French, which doesn't help at all.
So they're boring and they're unlikeable. That's a lethal combination