San Antonio Spurs Logo – San Antonio Spurs is a team of basketball of the NBA based in San Antonio, Texas. Their last championship did it in 2007, after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals. The Spurs are the only team from the ABA can win a championship ring in the NBA, getting four times. Is currently the second team with best winning percentage in league history, behind Los Angeles Lakers and under the title of 2007, also are the team with best winning percentage in NBA Finals. Since arriving in the NBA in 1976, San Antonio has lost only playoffs four times.
In his thirty NBA seasons the Spurs have been fifteen division titles, being the team with the most division titles have achieved in these thirty years, followed by the Lakers with fourteen. Among the four most popular sports in the United States, only Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees have managed to fifteen in the last thirty seasons.
San Antonio Spurs began as Dallas Chaparrals of the original version of the ABA in 1967. Led by player-coach Cliff Hagan, the Chaparrals were one of 11 groups that took part in the inaugural season of the ABA. In Season 2 of the Chaps in the league, the team finished 4th with a record of 41-37. New Orleans Buccaneers handled quickly eliminate the Chaparrals. In Dallas, the team suffered a lack of interest by the public which was reflected in the poor attendance to the pavilion for parties. In fact, during the season 1970 – 71, the name “Dallas” was abolished in favor of “Texas “in an attempt to make the team a regional one, playing games in the Tarrant County Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, and in the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas. But the experiment did not work and the team returned to Dallas for the season 1971 – 72, playing their games at Moody Coliseum and Dallas Convention Center Arena.