Spurs stars called 'Biggest 3' on new SI cover

Sports Illustrated looks at accomplishments of Duncan, Parker, Ginobili


LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade three years ago to form Miami's "Big 3," but a Sports Illustrated writer gives some perspective on the Spurs "Big 3" and their long list of accomplishments.

In the new issue of Sports Illustrated set to be released on June 10, Senior Writer Chris Ballard writes about the Spurs historic trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili making a final push to win another NBA title.

Ballard calls Duncan, Parker and Manu "The Biggest 3," and writes it's hard to argue against the Spurs' core as the best and most talented in NBA history.

Ballard notes the three have 10 rings among them and more postseason wins (98) than all but one trio in NBA history: Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Cooper.

Duncan, Parker and Manu have been together since the 2002-2003 season, winning titles together in 2003, 2005, and 2007.

Duncan won the 1999 NBA championship alongside another version of a Spurs Big 3: David Robinson, Sean Elliot and Avery Johnson.