8.) David Robinson’s 1997 contract
Everyone who knows anything about Spurs basketball knows who David Robinson is. Hailing from the Naval Academy, The Admiral was the first overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft. He also helped put San Antonio on the map and kept them from relocating following the worst stretch in franchise history.
After serving two years in the United States Navy, Robinson debuted with San Antonio in 1989. He burst onto the scene, blossoming into one of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen. Robinson is a former MVP, Hall of Famer, and two-time champion who spent his entire career with the Spurs.
Though the money was not as lucrative as today, the Spurs signed Robinson to a four-year contract worth over $53 million. It is safe to say that was a fantastic decision, as they drafted the other half of the “Twin Towers” shortly after and won a league title in 1999.
7.) Victor Wembanyama’s rookie contract
Spurs Nation has been over the moon for Victor Wembanyama, the 7-foot-3 French phenom the Spurs selected with the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft this summer. From a stellar Summer League performance to a dominant outing versus the Suns, the hype likely isn't dwindling soon.
Wembanyama is oozing with potential. After San Antonio slipped into irrelevance over the last couple of seasons, he has brought unbelievable buzz back to San Antonio. The Spurs had no problem inking Victor to his rookie deal, a four-year contract worth $55.1 million dollars.
If Wembanyama turns out to be the transcendent superstar that people believe he can be, the Spurs will be eager to sign him to a high-paying extension in a few seasons.