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5 Greatest San Antonio Spurs To Ever Play In The NBA All-Star Game

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5 Greatest San Antonio Spurs To Ever Play In The NBA All-Star Game

5 Greatest San Antonio Spurs
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The San Antonio Spurs are not the team that will really produce what many feel is All-Star Game worthy players.

They play the type of basketball that is reserved to win championships -- not popularity contests. Players like Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili would rather sit these games out and get rest for the second half run they are always sure to make. Gregg Popovich is a master at getting the most out of his players while still drilling a team concept into their heads.

The All-Star Game is about flashy passes, high-flying dunks, crossover dribble moves and a non-defensive concept. That is everything the Spurs reject. They have always represented crisp ball movement and good defense which the millions of fans who watch the All-Star Game really are not interested in for that weekend. But that is still not to say that they haven’t produced any All-Stars.

The Spurs have a starting five of all-time greats that can rival that of any NBA team in their history. Players like the Iceman, David Robinson, Sean Elliott and the original Big Three are just a few names that can be thrown out there. Their loyal fanbase is one of the best in the league even though they have to share the state with two other big name teams.

The All-Star Game is built around flash and excitement, but that does not mean that there is no room for sound fundamentals. Duncan has been one of the best at his craft for years. Parker has exceeded all expectations for his career while Ginobili has carved out a superb niche as the quintessential reserve. Robinson and George Gervin are in the Hall of Fame due to their stellar careers. The Spurs might not be the flashiest of teams, but they know how to win. What All-Star Game doesn't need players like that on the roster?

Here are the five greatest Spurs to play in the All-Star Game.

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5. Manu Ginobili

5 Greatest San Antonio Spurs: Manu Ginobili
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He might be the best reserve to ever play in the NBA. Manu Ginobili is a crafty player who gets to the rim with ease and plays lock down defense on a nightly basis. He has played in two All-Star Games totaling 15 points, six assists and six rebounds.

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4. Tony Parker

5 Greatest San Antonio Spurs: Tony Parker
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Parker was once regarded as the fastest player in the NBA from end-to-end with superb ball handling skills and a quick first step that will leave the best defenders frozen in their tracks. He has played in five All-Star Games totaling 49 points and 27 assists.

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3. George Gervin

5 Greatest San Antonio Spurs: George Gervin
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The Iceman's specialty was getting to the basket to either dunk on your head or to score with the sweetest of finger rolls. George Gervin was one of the greatest scorers the league has ever seen in his prime. He played in 12 All-Star games totaling 177 points, 50 rebounds and 14 blocks.

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2. David Robinson

5 Greatest San Antonio Spurs: David Robinson
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He was the best big man for many years while roaming the paint for the Spurs during the 1990s. Robinson was a great defender, perimeter shooter and low-post threat every time he stepped on the floor. He played in 10 All-Star games totaling 141 points, 62 rebounds and 13 blocks.

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1. Tim Duncan

5 Greatest San Antonio Spurs: Tim Duncan
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He might be the best power forward to ever play in the league. His no nonsense approach to the game might not win over many fans, but Duncan never was one to play for the fans; he played for his city and team. He played in 14 All-Star Games totaling 138 points, 127 rebounds and eight blocks.