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San Antonio Spurs: History of All-Star Game appearances

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TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 14: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs and the Western Conference brings the ball up court in the second half against the Eastern Conference during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 14: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs and the Western Conference brings the ball up court in the second half against the Eastern Conference during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs have a history of All-Star game appearances, but who leads the pack?

The San Antonio Spurs, for most of their existence, have had at least one “elite” player on their roster. These players usually received accolades, whether it was an MVP Award or a spot on the All-NBA First Team; even a championship in a ground-breaking season can be included.

Along with this, there’s a spot in the annual NBA All-Star Game, which honors individual performances through the halfway point of the season. Multiple Spurs received this accolade over the years, resulting in built-up resumes and strong representation of the Silver and Black.

With the 2018 All-Star Game approaching, which Spurs lead the way in appearances at this midseason showcase? Let’s take a look:

  • Tim Duncan (15)
  • George Gervin (11)
  • David Robinson (10)
  • Tony Parker (6)
  • Larry Kenon (3)
  • John Beasley (3)
  • Alvin Robertson (3)
  • Artis Gilmore (2)
  • Manu Ginobili (2)
  • Donnie Freeman (2)
  • Rich Jones (2)
  • Sean Elliott (2)
  • Kawhi Leonard (2)
  • Swen Nater (2)
  • James Silas (2)
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (1)
  • Billy Paultz (1)
  • Cliff Hagan (1)
  • Glen Combs (1)
  • Cincinnatus Powell (1)
  • Steve Jones (1)

To no surprise, Tim Duncan leads the way, making the All-Star Game in 15 of his 19 seasons. The appearances dropped in the latter years of his NBA career.

George Gervin’s 11 All-Star Game appearances came in consecutive years, from 1974-85. The first few appearances happened before the NBA-ABA Merger in 1976.

The last of the double-digit totals belong to David Robinson. His 10 mostly happened in the 1990’s, with a few trickling into the millennium.

Next: Top 25 players in Spurs history

As for the most-recent Spurs, Kawhi Leonard picked up back-to-back All-Star Game appearances in 2016 and 2017. However, that streak will likely end since he has played in just nine games in the 2017-18 season; thought LaMarcus Aldridge may continue the streak of All-Star Game appearances for the Spurs. The last Spurs-less game happened in the 1996-97 season (there was no game in 1998-99 due to the lockout).

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