Growing up as a fan Dallas MavericksThere is no other way to put it – I hated of San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, the trio of players led by the ever-greater coach. Gregg PopovichDirk Nowitzki’s Mavericks have been heartbroken in the playoffs since Dallas’ big win over San Antonio in a dramatic seven-game Western Conference semifinal in 2006.
If not for the Spurs, Nowitzki would have There’s a perfect chance he’ll end his career with at least three championship rings instead of the one he grabbed in 2011. And to keep this from being a Mavericks-related angle, the Spurs are directly responsible for the Los Angeles Lakers’ five-game losing streak. NBA consecutive championships from 2000 to 2004.
Duncan, Parker and Ginobili weren’t just good — they were absolutely dominant, winning four titles in 11 years, and while they didn’t win them all, they were always in the hunt for a title. In all, that Spurs accumulated 135. Postseason They won, which is the record for any Big 3 in NBA history (so far).
The way Spurs’ Big 3 dominated wasn’t loud or flashy. Because of this, the team doesn’t talk much about the Miami Heat’s Big 3 of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, or more recently about Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green with the Golden State Warriors. .
The likes of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili have quietly left a mark on the league that will live on forever. It’s up to us to make sure people don’t forget. Although Spurs gave me fits in my younger days, as time went on I developed a healthy respect for them and appreciated what I saw when I got the chance.
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