The San Antonio Spurs: Making San Antonio Proud, Part 2
The San Antonio Spurs have rewarded an assortment of players for their service on the team by retiring their number into the rafters, which is an attractive accomplishment for any basketball player. Out of former Spurs players, Johnny Moore, who played in the 80s, had his # 00 retired. Moore played the position of guard and was known for overcoming Valley fever, which at the time was thought to have the capability to put an end to his career. Luckily, Moore was able to make a full recovery and wound up playing 520 games with San Antonio.
Guard James Silas (#13) may seem like an unlucky number, but for this Spurs player, it turned out to be quit lucky when his jersey was retired. Nicknamed “Captain Late” and “The Snake,” he was thought as being his basketball best when games were late into play.
Sean Elliott, a forward for San Antonio played from 1989 to 1993, as well as from 1994 to 2001 had his #32 jersey sent high into the rafters of the AT&T Center in 2005. While he accomplished many achievements during his time on the team, he might be best known for the role he played in 1999, when the Spurs gained the NBA championship title. In Game 2, he walked a thin line down the sideline and set off a three-pointer to inch the Spurs to a win the Portland Trail Blazers during the Western Conference Finals.
David Robinson (#50) has always been known as one-half of the Twin Towers duo. The center played for the Spurs from 1989 to 2003 and also had his number retired. He is often referred to as one of the best centers to ever play in professional basketball. Playing from 1974 to 1985, George Gervin also earned the respect to have his #44 join the ranks of retired numbers associated with the San Antonio organization. To date, there have only been five who have been able to accomplish such a feat.