The Silver and Black have produced many great teams over the 38 years of existence (only 4 of which didn't make the playoffs). San Antonio fans have been spoiled with super star after super star and 5 championships to boot. Of all the great players to don the silver and black, which one's would be selected as the all time greatest lineup?
Center- David Robinson
The Admiral, as the fans know him, is one of the greatest Centers the NBA has seen and easily the best the Spurs have ever sent on the court. D-Rob averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds per game. He was also a unique talent as he was known as an offense threat as well as a defensive weapon as he is only one of two players to win the NBA scoring title and defensive player of the year, the other was Michael Jordan. Dave is also a two time NBA Champion (99 and 03) and was the league MVP in 1992. There's no doubt he is the best Center the Spurs have ever seen.
Power Forward- Tim Duncan
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No shock here. Tim Duncan is the greatest Power Forward of all time, so of course he's the best in Spur's history. Duncan was taken first overall in the 1997 NBA Draft. He was named Rookie of the Year for the 97-98 season. Timmy has lead the Spurs to five NBA Titles, averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds per game for his career. He won back to back MVP awards (02 and 03) and has been named Finals NBA in three of his five Championship runs (99, 03, 05). Duncan came into San Antonio and changed the platform for the entire franchise. He's never missed the playoffs and has only won less than 50 games once (99 lockout season where only 50 games were played). Duncan is coming back for the 2014-2015 season and looking to do one of the only things he hasn't yet accomplished in his career, a repeat.
Small Forward- George Gervin
OK, technically he was a shooting guard but I couldn't pick him over Ginobili so I stick him at small forward. Was there anyone smoother than the Iceman? Gervin coined the "finger roll" and scored a ton of points in the process winning the NBA scoring title four times in his 14 year career. As the first super star for the Spurs, he is still beloved in the city and does great work with at risk youths in the community teaching them basketball and providing guidance to kids who wouldn't get it elsewhere.
Shooting Guard- Manu Ginobili
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El Contucion! Manu is my all time favorite Spur and will be for my entire life. Here's a guy who could have been THE franchise player on almost any other team during his prime but took a major paycut and came off the bench to win multiple championships. Who does that? Looking at you, James Harden. Manu is the ultimate sixth man and the best athlete out of Argentina. There's even a statue of him in Buenos Aires, the Nation's capital.
Point Guard- Tony Parker
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The guy was almost ran out of town when the Spurs courted Jason Kidd in 2003 but now he will go down as one of the greatest Spurs of all time. When the Spurs drafted Parker in the 2001 NBA Draft, he was virtually unknown. As a matter of fact, if you watch the clip from TNT one of the commentators claims he doesn't know who he is. Since being drafted, Tony has won four titles with the Silver and Black. He is also the only active point guard in the NBA to win a Finals MVP.
Honorable mention: Sean Elliott, Kawahi Leonard (could surpass Iceman in time), Alvin Robertson (one of only 3 players to record a quadruple-double).
There you have it, my ultimate Spurs' starting five.
I want to hear from you, Spurs fans. Who is your ultimate Spurs line up?