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Duncan's Spurs vs NBA franchises

Many things have been said about the great Spurs' run since they drafted Tim Duncan but each day there is a little something that comes up and makes you appreciate being a Spurs' fan even more. When I saw this image on Twitter, I started thinking about all those teams that have been considered rivals through the years. Then I took a step further and thought about the teams that were considered contenders or up and coming contenders but have come and gone since. Here is a few of them:

*Wade, Dirk and Kobe are still with their teams, but they have already miss the playoffs or gone through major rebuilds during their careers.

The only franchises missing are the Wizards because they have never been good since, and those that have only become relevant in the last couple of years after being considered some of the worst run teams in sportss, the Clippers and Warriors. The Clippers already fired one head coach and Mark Jackson's seat seems to be heating up. However, there is a good chance both these teams outlive Duncan's Spurs if Tim actually retires in 2015 but I wouldn't bet on any of them. Specially if number 21 keeps playing like this.

Although longevity is damn impressive, Duncan's Spurs have done something many franchises both old and new have failed to achieve:

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The 1999 Spurs won only 37 games in 50 games played. In a full season that actually translates to 60 wins. That would make it 17 times out of 17 seasons. This reminds of something I commented a while back about a the Spurs consistency using a Field of Dreams quote:

The one constant through all the years, Sam, have been the Spurs. This league has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But the Spurs have marked the time. This team, this game: it’s a part of our past, Sam. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again.

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