Spurs legend Tim Duncan reignites bromance with Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili during Hall of Fame speech
San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan had plenty of people to thank during his Hall of Fame speech on Saturday. Naturally, Duncan had a powerful message for Gregg Popovich, complete with jokes. And, of course, Duncan had to highlight longtime teammates Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.
“To look to your left and look to your right and have the same guys there year in and year out is unbelievable,” he said. “It’s a blessing beyond what I can put into words. Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, I can’t wait to see you guys up here and for me to not be up here. It was an honor sharing the court with you guys. Thank you for your friendship, thank you for your brotherhood, thank you for all of the experiences that we shared on that court.”
Parker and Ginobili were both in attendance to see their longtime Spurs teammate get inducted, and as Duncan noted, they will soon join him in the Hall of Fame in a few years.
Duncan, Parker and Ginobili won four championships together in San Antonio. Duncan won one other one with David Robinson (who accompanied TD on Saturday) before this trio teamed up to dominate the NBA. Parker was drafted in 2001, while Ginobili joined the Spurs in 2002 after getting picked in the second round of the 1999 NBA Draft.
San Antonio won the 2003 title in Ginobili’s rookie season and then also won in 2005, 2007 and 2014. Kawhi Leonard was along for the ride during that final championship run, ultimately winning Finals MVP thanks to his performance against LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
The Duncan-Parker-Ginobili trio is one of the best of all time, and these Spurs legends will soon be together again in the Hall of Fame.