The Best San Antonio Spurs Championship Celebration Photos

The Best Pictures From the Spurs 2014 NBA Championship Celebration

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Forget about San Antonio being too old. Forget about Miami being the better team. The Spurs showed fans across the globe that they're clearly the best team in the NBA once again. It took seven long years to get back to the mountain top, but Gregg Popovich and company did it.

Here's a look at the Spurs celebrating their fifth championship:

1. Tony Parker Hoisting the Larry O'Brien

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1. Tony Parker Hoisting the Larry O'Brien

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Despite a cold shooting night from Parker in Game 5, the Spurs were still able to get solid bench production once again to make up the difference.

2. Patty Mills Celebrates His First Ring

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2. Patty Mills Celebrates His First Ring

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You have to wonder if this is it for Patty Mills in San Antonio. After his play in the postseason it seems likely that some other team will make him offer he can't refuse.

3. Gregg Popovich Smiling?

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3. Gregg Popovich Smiling?

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For special events, and special events only, Popovich will crack a smile.

4. Peter Holt Doing the Daniel Bryan 'YES'

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4. Peter Holt Doing the Daniel Bryan 'YES'

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If Holt wasn't 'yessing' in this photo, he should have been.

5. The Big Three

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5. The Big Three

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After winning their fourth title together, the big three of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili have cemented their place in basketball history.

6. Group Photo

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6. Group Photo

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The Spurs won the 2014 Championship by playing together as a team. It was never about one guy, or three guys, it was about everyone making a contribution.

7. Kawhi Leonard, The Next Big Thing

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7. Kawhi Leonard, The Next Big Thing

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After winning a Finals MVP at just 22 years of age, you have to wonder what's next for Leonard. Stardom?

8. Tim Duncan Celebrating Father's Day

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8. Tim Duncan Celebrating Father's Day

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If Duncan does decide to call it a career after this season, what a way to go out -- with a ring on Father's Day.

9. The Great Bill Russell Presenting His Trophy

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9. The Great Bill Russell Presenting His Trophy

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There was absolutely no doubt that Leonard deserved to be named Finals MVP after his strong offensive and defensive efforts in games 3-5.

10. The Power Forward GOAT

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10. The Power Forward GOAT

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With five titles in 15 years, Duncan has cemented his legacy as one of, if not the best player in the post-Jordan era.

11. Five-Time Champions

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11. Five-Time Champions

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Even though Duncan and Popovich are the only remaining members from the 1999 team, it's still incredible that the Spurs have stayed so good for so long.

12. Fine Champagne

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12. Fine Champagne

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Former champions say there's nothing like the sting of champagne in your eyes after winning a championship.

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