Every so often, a dynasty emerges in the NBA that reshapes the way the game is played. Luckily for fans in San Antonio, they had the good fortune to witness such a team first hand.
The San Antonio Spurs have been one of the league's fiercest competitors since Tim Duncan was drafted in 1997, never failing to make the playoffs, as well as achieving the ultimate goal four times.
However, every great regime eventually falls, and the descent has been occurring slowly before our eyes for quite some time now. The Spurs, though still an elite team, are no longer the league's best, and it may finally be time to acknowledge the end of an era.
Stars Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are reaching the conclusion of their illustrious careers, and it has reached the time to begin a new era.
The leader will be Tony Parker, at least for the time being, but with such an amplitude of talent in this league, the chances of him leading the Spurs to a championship are slim to none.
However, the Spurs still can remain a competitive team in the future, even without its once-great leaders. If they follow these steps, then it would be ignorant to rule out another interval of glory in San Antonio.