Greatest Duos in San Antonio Spurs Franchise History

Trevor Lowry@@TheTrevorLowryContributor INovember 1, 2011

Greatest Duos in San Antonio Spurs Franchise History

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    The San Antonio Spurs have not had any Batman and Robin duos in the history of their franchise by any means, but they still have had some great duos, which can be considered some of the greatest in the history of the NBA.  

    Whether people like to admit it or not, the San Antonio Spurs have one of the most successful franchises in the NBA. Sure, they have never won a championship back to back, but they have won four NBA Championships in the span of nine years.

    The dynasty that the Spurs have created would not be complete without the duos that the Spurs have had over the years.

    Read on to see the top duos in Spurs franchise history. 

4. George Gervin and Larry Kenon

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    George Gervin was the first NBA All-Star for the San Antonio Spurs. In fact, he made it to the All-Star Game for the first nine seasons of the Spurs' existence in the NBA.

    Out of these nine games, fellow teammate Larry Kenon joined him and in one of these games, Kenon and Gervin started together.

    Although Kenon did not play for the Spurs very long, he and Gervin were easily the studs of this team. Both averaged over 20 points per game in this four-year span.

    Although Gervin was the No. 1 option on the team, Kenon was a great second option.

    During their time as teammates, Gervin and Kenon led the Spurs to two division titles and the Spurs' first trip to the conference finals.  

3. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili

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    Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are arguably the best backcourt tandem in Spurs history. The two of them joined the team relatively around the same time.

    If you told anyone that Ginobili and Parker would be a part of three NBA titles together, most people would have thought you were crazy, but guess what? They were.

    Both players have averaged more than 15 points per game so far in their careers. They have have also made five NBA All-Star Games between the two of them.  

2. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker

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    Although every position is important when it comes to basketball, most successful teams will have a strong center and a great point guard. San Antonio has both of these in Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. 

    If Parker and Duncan took a chemistry class together, they would ace it. No two players in the league have better chemistry than these two. Just take a look at the three NBA titles they won together.

    Although Duncan is credited for a lot of the Spurs' success over the years, Parker has contributed just as much. Combined, Parker and Duncan have four Finals MVP awards.

    The Spurs did not end last season on a good note, but after pretty much having the same team for the past 10 years, the Spurs still managed to be one of the best teams all season long.

1. Tim Duncan and David Robinson

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    Tim Duncan and David Robinson were so good together that they were nicknamed the "Twin Towers."

    There is no better duo than Duncan and Robinson when it comes to defense. Just imagine driving to the hoop and being welcomed by two seven-footers.

    That is what opponents had to face every night when they went up against the "Twin Towers" and the Spurs.

    In just six years, Robinson and Duncan managed to lead the Spurs to two NBA titles, including one in Robinson's last season with the team.

    However, just like Duncan's entire career, this duo has always been overlooked.

    In reality though, this duo should go down as one of the best in NBA history.