The San Antonio Spurs have been virtually synonymous with NBA success. In their 43-year history between the ABA and the NBA, the Spurs have failed to reach the playoffs only five times en route to four NBA Championships. Most of their success has come on the backs of three NBA legends – George Gervin, David Robinson, and Tim Duncan. These three perennial All-Stars each scored more than 20,000 points for the Spurs and comprise the top San Antonio Spurs’ all-time leading corers.
5. James Silas: 10,290 points
A two-time ABA All-Star in San Antonio, guard James Silas is the fifth leading scorer in Spurs’ history. From 1973 to 1981, Silas averaged more than 15 points per game six times with the Spurs. During the team’s final season in the ABA, he scored 23.8 points with 5.4 assists per game with a .519 field goal percentage for what was by far his career year. In 618 games with the Spurs, Silas posted a scoring average of 16.7.
4. Tony Parker: 11,113 points*
The starting point guard for the current team, Tony Parker has climbed to fourth on the list of San Antonio Spurs’ all-time leading scorers. Parker has been one of the quickest players in the NBA since he entered the league in 2001. Through nine seasons, all with the Spurs, he is averaging 16.6 points and 5.6 assists per game with three All-Star selections and three championship rings. In 2007, Parker averaged 21 points per game in the playoffs to win the Finals MVP Award in the Spurs’ most recent title season. In regular season play, his career-high scoring average is 22.0 points per game, set in 2008-09.
3. Tim Duncan: 20,641 points*
Active NBA legend Tim Duncan is now third and rising on the San Antonio Spurs all-time leading scorers list. Duncan was a star from the first time he stepped on an NBA court as the number one overall pick by the Spurs in the 1997 draft. The two-time MVP averaged more than 20 points per game in each of his first eight NBA seasons and he has averaged a double-double in all of his 13 years with the Spurs. His career scoring total currently places him 33rd in NBA history and he also ranks in the top 25 in total rebounds and blocks with plenty more basketball to play.
2. David Robinson: 20,790 points
One of the NBA’s most recent Hall of Fame inductees, elite center David Robinson ranks second among the San Antonio Spurs’ all-time leading scorers. Robinson dominated throughout the 1990s as one of the game’s greatest players on both sides of the ball. An MVP and Defensive Player of the Year winner, Robinson started his career with seven straight seasons of more than 23 points and ten rebounds per outing. The ten-time All-Star spent his entire career with the Spurs and played on two title winners. He maintained career averages of 21.1 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game.
1. George Gervin: 23,602 points
The San Antonio Spurs’ all-time leading scorer is Hall of Fame swingman George Gervin, the “Iceman.” Probably best known for his signature finger-roll, Gervin was brilliant at creating shots anywhere on the court and finishing them with a seemingly flawless soft touch. He began his career with the Spurs in his third ABA season and remained with them in the ABA and NBA for 12 seasons. He was an All-Star every year in San Antonio, taking home four NBA scoring crowns while shooting at a .504 clip for his career. Gervin’s 26,595 career points are good for the 13th highest total in combined NBA/ABA history.
* Indicates the player is active with the team.
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