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Tony Parker Cover - Sports Illustrated June 27, 2007

June 27, 2007 | Phil Taylor
LET KING JAMES HAVE HIS NICKNAME. LEBRON JAMES DOES, AFTER ALL, HAVE QUITE A KINGDOM, ENCOMPASSING MADISON AVENUE, CABLE HIGHLIGHT SHOWS AND REPLICA JERSEY SALES. HIS DOMINION DOES NOT YET EXTEND...

June 27, 2007 | David Sabino
THE SPURS FINISHED THE REGULAR SEASON WITH JUST THE NBA'S THIRD-BEST RECORD, BUT IT TURNS OUT THEY WERE JUST GETTING STARTED

June 27, 2007
ONCE THE POSTSEASON BEGAN, NEITHER DENVER NOR PHOENIX NOR UTAH NOR CLEVELAND COULD KEEP THE SPURS FROM ANOTHER TITLE

June 27, 2007 | Sachin Shenolikar
WHILE MOST HOOPHEADS were going gaga over the Mavs and the Suns entering the playoffs, the Spurs crept into the postseason with little fanfare even though they had played the best basketball of...

June 27, 2007 | Ian Thomsen
I'M GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW we did this," said coach Gregg Popovich a few minutes after his Spurs had advanced to the Western Conference finals, and he was being sincere. San Antonio had...

June 27, 2007 | Andrew Lawrence
SURE, PLENTY OF TEAMS ARE MORE EXCITING than the San Antonio Spurs, but name one that's as unexcitable. The fourth-seeded Utah Jazz threw everything they had (even lip moisturizer!) at...

June 27, 2007
A FORESHADOWING Though Cleveland's LeBron James (23) was in the pre-Finals spotlight, Manu Ginóbili (20) and the Spurs lit up the AT&T Center in an 85-76 Game 1 victory that would presage the...

June 27, 2007 | Jack McCallum
A SERIES THAT BEGAN AS A LOVEFEST FOR A LONE STAR FROM CLEVELAND ENDED IN REVERENCE FOR A TEAM FROM THE LONE STAR STATE

June 27, 2007 | Alan Shipnuck
BALANCING HIS ROMANCE WITH A TV STAR AND HIS JOB WITH THE SPURS HAS EARNED TONY PARKER TWO KINDS OF RINGS

June 27, 2007 | Ian Thomsen
AS HE SHUTS DOWN OPPONENTS' TOP SCORERS GAME AFTER GAME, THE SPURS FORWARD IS PRACTICING AN ART ALL BUT LOST IN THE NBA

June 27, 2007 | Ian Thomsen
AT 31 TIM DUNCAN IS A FOUR-TIME NBA CHAMP AND THE BEST BIG MAN OF HIS ERA

June 27, 2007 | David Sabino
IF TRUE NBA GREATNESS DEMANDS A COMBINATION OF INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AND TEAM success, then a strong case can be made that the league's most understated superstar, Tim Duncan, is also one of its...

June 27, 2007 | Chris Mannix
IT WAS A GREAT YEAR TO BE THE SPURS, BUT HOW ABOUT THE OTHER 29 TEAMS? OUR INTREPID BASKETBALL REPORTER SPANNED THE LEAGUE FOR ALL OF THE HIGHLIGHTS—AND SOME OF THE LOWLIGHTS—OF THE PAST NBA SEASON

June 27, 2007 | Robert Emrich
SOME KEY STATS AND RECORD-BREAKING NUMBERS FROM SAN ANTONIO'S SUPER SEASON

June 27, 2007 | Robert Emrich
WITH FOUR TITLES IN NINE SEASONS THE SPURS HAVE BEEN A FORCE TO BE reckoned with in the NBA, but that was not always the case. The franchise went 22 seasons before claiming the NBA's grandest...

June 27, 2007 | Robert Emrich
TIM DUNCAN is one of seven NBA players to have won regular-season and Finals MVP awards as well as Rookie of the Year. David Robinson is the only NBA player who has had a quadruple double and...

June 27, 2007 | David Robinson
HOW DO YOU DEFINE A DYNASTY? Do four NBA championships in nine years add up to one? The Bulls won six in eight years, and the Lakers won three straight. On the other hand, the Spurs have achieved...