San Antonio Spurs is an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
The Spurs have won 22 NBA championships, four of which were won while competing as a member of the American Basketball Association (ABA). With their victory in the 2014 NBA Finals, the Spurs became the first former ABA team to win an NBA championship since 1976. The Spurs have made the playoffs in every season since 1997–98. As of 2019, they have posted 29 consecutive seasons of 50 or more wins, 19 seasons of 60 or more wins, and 9 seasons of 70 or more wins, the longest streaks in NBA history.
The Spurs are the city’s only team in any of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and were the first sports franchise from Texas to win a championship since 1971. They have been invited to participate in four of the last eight NBA Finals, winning two titles (1999 and 2014). Spurs players are active members of the San Antonio community, and many former Spurs are still active in San Antonio including David Robinson with the Carver Academy and George Gervin with The George Gervin Youth Center.
The top 10 players of San Antonio Spurs are:
1. Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire 19-year career with the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is widely considered to be one of the greatest power forwards of all time and is a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, and NBA Rookie of the Year. He was also a 15-time NBA All-Star and was voted to the All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams in his career.
2. Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college basketball for San Diego State University before being selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 15th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He was then traded to the Spurs on draft night.
3. Tony Parker
Tony Parker is a French professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The son of a professional basketball player, Parker played for two years in the French basketball league before entering the 2001 NBA draft. He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 28th overall pick in the draft and quickly became their starting point guard, helping them win four NBA championships.
4. Manu Ginóbili
Emanuel David Ginóbili is an Argentine former professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He spent most of his career with the Spurs, winning four NBA championships with the team.
5. George Gervin
George Gervin is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls. Gervin averaged at least 14 points per game every season during a span of 14 years and was a nine-time NBA All-Star.
6. David Robinson
David Maurice Robinson is an American former professional basketball player, who was nicknamed “The Admiral”. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the College Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Olympic Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
7. Sean Elliott
Sean Michael Elliott is an American former professional basketball player who starred in both the college and professional ranks. He attended the University of Arizona, where he had a standout career as a member of the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team, before being selected third overall in the 1989 NBA draft by the San Antonio Spurs. He spent most of his career with the Spurs, winning a championship with them in 1999.
8. Danny Green
Daniel Richard Green Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for North Carolina and won a national championship with them in 2009. He was selected 46th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2009 NBA draft and has also played for the Spurs, Mavericks, Raptors, and Lakers.
9. LaMarcus Aldridge
LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for two seasons at Texas before being drafted second overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2006. He was twice named an All-Star and has earned five All-NBA team selections.
10. Devin Brown
Devin Lamont Brown (born February 28, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player who played eleven seasons in the NBA. He attended University of New Orleans from 1998 to 2002, where he played college basketball. Brown was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2002 NBA draft with the 50th overall pick. He also played for the New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Bobcats, and Orlando Magic.