The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are the two most successful and recognizable teams in NBA history, as the two franchises have combined for 33 championships. Some of the greatest players this league has ever seen wore the famous colors of Boston and Los Angeles, and they have had legendary rosters throughout the years.
Los Angeles and Boston has seen some very talented trios over the years, with the most famous ones coming in the golden ages of the 1980s. In fact, no other trio besides those on the Lakers and Celtics has reached the NBA Finals more than three times.
That was until Monday night.
After the San Antonio Spurs beat the Grizzlies to advance to the NBA Finals, the trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker made the final stage of the NBA Playoffs for an an impressive fourth time.
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili are 1st trio on a team other than Celtics or Lakers to reach NBA Finals 4 times together @eliassports
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) May 28, 2013
The Spurs franchise has not received the credit it deserves over the years, but as it gears up for a fifth title run, the league is beginning to realize just how legendary the team and its players actually are.
San Antonio will meet either the Miami Heat or Indiana Pacers in the Finals, which are set to begin next week.
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