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Creating the San Antonio Spurs’ All-Time Starting Lineup

The San Antonio Spurs' All-Time Starting Lineup

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The San Antonio Spurs are one of the greatest NBA franchises ever, but they are constantly overlooked despite their success. The Spurs have accomplished so much with some the best players in basketball period and making a starting lineup was no easy task. Here is my all-time starting five for the Spurs.

5. PG - Tony Parker

Tony Parker Scores Against Miami Heat
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5. PG - Tony Parker

Tony Parker Scores Against Miami Heat
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It was between Avery Johnson and the captain of the French National team. Tony Parker has to be the starting point guard because of his four titles alone. The championship experience is hard to argue with, and Parker could even be argued as the greatest point guard ever once his career is over.

4. SG - Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili Drives Against Los Angeles Lakers
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4. SG - Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili Drives Against Los Angeles Lakers
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Even though Manu Ginobili’s greatest work has come as a sixth man for the Spurs, he has too much game to sit the bench on this one. Ginobili’s career average of 14.7 points and 4.0 assists makes him an easy pick at the two spot. His ability to create for himself and others, as well as knock down the big shot is too valuable to pass up.

3. SF - George Gervin

George Gervin San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics
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3. SF - George Gervin

George Gervin San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics
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George “the Iceman” Gervin is a part of basketball history. He is regarded as one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players after finishing with a NBA career average of 26.2 points per game. His scoring talents are legendary and his patented “finger roll” layup was almost unstoppable. His 6-foot-7 frame and shooting abilities would still give some teams trouble today.

2. PF - Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan 2014 NBA Finals
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2. PF - Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan 2014 NBA Finals
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Tim Duncan is widely considered the greatest power forward of all time -- and for good reason. Since day one, Duncan has taken the Spurs franchise to levels they never could’ve imagined, winning five championships. His statistical achievements are outstanding, but his presence alone is enough to get him on this starting five or any for that matter.

1. C - David Robinson

David Robinson 1995 Western Conference Semifinals
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1. C - David Robinson

David Robinson 1995 Western Conference Semifinals
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The cornerstone of the Spurs organization is David Robinson. His character and class off the court make him a great ambassador for the Spurs. Oh, and he could flat out play. His career average of 21.1 points and 10.6 rebounds per game is insane. And his career high of 71 points would be enough for anyone to put him as their starting anything.