2002-03 San Antonio Spurs Championship Season Part 4/4





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Tim Duncan became the first player since Michael Jordan to win back-to-back regular season MVP honors ... ranked in the top 10 in points (seventh with 23.3), rebounds (third with 12.9), blocks (third with 2.93) and FG percentage (seventh with a .513 mark) ... of course the regular season was just a warm-up for Duncan ... in the postseason he averaged 24.7 points, 15.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.29 blocks in 42.5 minutes ... Duncan led the Spurs to their second NBA Championship in a five-year span and was named the 2003 Finals MVP (after averaging 24.2 points, 17.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 5.33 blocks in the Finals).

The Spurs Championship served as a perfect ending to a perfect career ... prior to the 2002-03 season David Robinson announced it would be his last ... his 14th and final season with the Spurs was a memorable one ... he finished his NBA career with 20,790 points and 10,497 rebounds making him one of just 12 players in league history in the 20,000 point, 10,000 rebound club ... a 10-time All-Star, Robinson was the 1995 NBA MVP, the 1992 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and the 1990 NBA Rookie of the Year ... he led the league in scoring in 1994, in rebounding in 1991 and in blocked shots in 1992 to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of two players in NBA history to officially accomplish the feat.

Rookie guard Manu Ginobili made an immediate impact and quickly became a fan favorite ... the Argentina native -- who the Spurs selected with the 57th pick in the 1999 NBA Draft -- joined the team after spending the previous three seasons playing in the Italian League ... he was named to the 2003 All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 7.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists during the 2002-03 campaign.

The Spurs moved into a new home for the 2002-03 campaign ... although the Spurs and their fans loved both the HemisFair Arena and the Alamodome, the SBC Center was their first home conceived, designed and built with the Spurs in mind (unlike the HemisFair Arena -- which was built for the 1968 World's Fair -- and the Dome -- which was built by the city of San Antonio as a multi-use sports and entertainment venue) ... in their first season in the SBC Center the Spurs sold out 21 games, averaging 17,950 fans per game in the 18,797-seat facility.

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