NFL stars Orakpo, Charles on the bench for Spurs against Heat

The San Antonio Spurs had some extra support on the bench against the Miami Heat on Thursday night, but they didn’t need any extra help on the court in the 111-87 rout.

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo just enjoyed a front-row seat next to Tim Duncan and the Spurs in their beatdown of LeBron James and the defending NBA champions.

The two former Texas Longhorns made the short trip from Austin to the Alamo City along with former defensive backs coach Duane Akina.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich likely really didn’t let them call plays, but it sure did look easy for San Antonio in the NBA Finals rematch.

Luckily for LeBron, Popovich didn’t need to put Orakpo in the game.

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