This Day in History: The Spurs drafted Tim Duncan in 1997 & then won their first NBA championship 2 years later

Published on June 25th, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 416 views

It’s safe to say that June 25th is one of the best, if not the best, day in Spurs history. ¬†On this day in 1997 the tanking Spurs used their #1 pick to draft Tim Duncan, who was nice enough to not stay in college for a masters degree, and team him up with the great but aging David Robinson.

2 years later on the exact same day, David Robinson and the San Antonio franchise won their first NBA championship by beating the New York Knicks by 1 point in GM5 of the 1999 NBA Finals. Duncan led the way with 31 points and 9 rebounds and Robinson had 15 & 12.

Duncan and the Spurs would also win 4 more NBA championships over the next 15 years and it all goes back to this date: June 25th of 1997.



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Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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