San Antonio Spurs' all-time starting five
The San Antonio Spurs are the fourth-most successful franchise in the history of the NBA, with five championships to show for behind the Boston Celtics (17), Los Angeles Lakers (16) and the Chicago Bulls (6). Almost all of their success has come under the regiment of RC Buford (general manager) and Gregg Popovich (head coach) since the duo took over in the mid-1990's.
That doesn't mean the franchise hasn't been competitive prior to that. The organization has only had six losing seasons in their history. Yes, you heard that right. In 42 years of competing in the NBA, the Spurs have lost more games than they have won only six times.
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It's a testament to the greatness and legacy of the organization. Having said that, let's take a look at the Spurs' all-time starting five:
Point Guard: Tony Parker
Tony Parker might not feature on the NBA's top 10 point guards of all-time. He might not even make it in the top 15 but his contributions and value to the Spurs have been huge. Heading into his 17th season with the franchise, Parker has already solidified his place as the greatest point guard in franchise history.
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Entering the league at a young age of 19 back in 2001, the Frenchmen was known for his quickness and lightning speed. Popovich and the Spurs immediately got down to using that to their advantage. He was a huge part of them winning three championships in five years from 2003 to 2007.
As he aged, he lost some of that agility. But he didn't let his value dip, making his experience his biggest strength. In the past few years, despite the emergence of newer stars and role players on the team, Parker's play has often decided how the team performed.
Parker's been to six All-Star games and has been selected in the All-NBA teams four times.