Legends of the game make up San Antonio Spurs All-Decade team

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NBA Legend, Tony Parker. (Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty Images)

Point Guard: Tony Parker

Although he was the only member of the Big Three to wear the jersey of another NBA team, Tony Parker will always and forever be remembered as a San Antonio Spur. The 28th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2001 NBA draft, Parker retired as a four-time NBA Champion, six-time All-Star, and no-doubt Hall of Famer.

Parker came to San Antonio as a whirling dervish of a 19-year-old. A blur on the court, he butted heads with Gregg Popovich frequently in the early stretches of his career. But Pop was able to bring greatness out of Parker and help him become the floor general the Spurs needed.

Parker’s mastery around the rim was something special. Despite his short stature, he was regularly one of the best in the league at getting points at the rim thanks to his speed, spin move, and a deft touch around the basket. He was able to change direction on a dime and always find a way to get his shot off among the giants.

Parker joined the other members of the Big Three this year when he had his jersey retired in the rafters of the AT&T Center. It was one of the final pages written in the story of the winningest trio in NBA history. All that is left for them now is the Hall of Fame.

Honorable Mentions

Patty Mills, George Hill, Cory Joseph

Off the honorable mentions, Patty Mills is the most noteworthy. He’s the only member of the 2014 Finals team who is still with the Spurs. He’s in the middle of a career year and continues to be a fountain of knowledge for the Spurs younger guards.

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