San Antonio Spurs’ Career Point Scoring Leaders
The San Antonio Spurs began play as an ABA team in 1968 as the Dallas Chaparrals (and were the Texas Chaparrals in 1971), and moved to San Antonio in 1974. They then merged into the NBA in 1977 with the other ABA franchises. The Spurs have a rich winning tradition and have four championships to their name. Here is a short list of the Spurs’ all-time leading scorers to date:
George Gervin (23,602)—Guard/forward George Gervin, known as “The Ice Man” because he supposedly has ice water running through his veins, is one of the NBA’s all-time great players. Gervin played for San Antonio from 1973 to 1985, and leads the Spurs all-time in points scored with 23,602. He scored over 2000 points six times, and led the NBA in total points four times. Gervin’s best season was 1979-80, when he scored a career high 2585 points (33 points per game), which led the NBA. In addition, Gervin led the league that season in field goals 1024 and field goal attempts (1940).
David Robinson (20,790)—Center David Robinson played his entire career in San Antonio, from 1989 to 2003, and ranks second in franchise history with 20,790 total points. Robinson scored over 2000 points four times, and his best season was 1993-94, when he had a career best 2383 points (30 per game), which also led the NBA that year. Robinson also led the league that season in free throws (683) and free throw attempts (925).
Tim Duncan (20,143)—Forward/center Tim Duncan has played for the Spurs his entire career, and has been a big reason for the team’s four championships since 1998. Duncan has played for San Antonio since 1997, and he ranks third in the team’s history with 20,143 total points. Duncan’s best season was 2001-02, when he scored a career high 2089 points (25 points per game), including league highs in field goals (764) and free throws (560). Duncan also led the NBA that season in defensive rebounds (774) and total rebounds (1042).
Tony Parker (10,926)—Guard Tony Parker has been with the Spurs his entire career so far, since 2001, and he ranks fourth in team history with 10,926 points. Parker has scored over 1500 points twice and his best season so far was 2008-09, when he racked up a career best 1581 points (22 per game).
James Silas (10,290)—Guard James Silas played in San Antonio from 1973 to 1981, and ranks fifth in franchise history with 10,290 total points. Silas had his best season with the Spurs when they were an ABA team in 1975-76. That year, Silas scored a career high 2000 points (24 points per game), including a league high 564 free throws that season.