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7 Players Who Retired as Champions with the San Antonio Spurs

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2. Steve Kerr, 2003 - 5 NBA Championships

After having won his fourth ring with the Spurs in 1999, Steve Kerr found his way to the Spurs for one last hurrah at the ripe old age of 37. Fortunately, his second tenure in the Alamo City ended just as his first one began -- with a Larry O'Brien trophy.

After already having made some big shots for the Chicago Bulls during their three-peat, it was looking like he was going to end his career with a spot glued to the bench as he rooted for his team to go all the way. That is, until May 29th, 2003.

With an ill Tony Parker and San Antonio facing a potential Game 7 against Dallas in the Western Conference Semifinals, he had the most heroic game of his NBA career.

I've written about this multiple times, mainly because it's one of my favorite moments in Spurs history. For much more on the performance, I invite you to check out my article from September 2021.

Kerr went on to score eight points in the NBA Finals to help get a ring for his thumb before retiring on top.