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The retired Spurs jerseys hanging in the AT&T Center tell their own story

All you have to do is look up at the home of the Spurs, and you'll see a huge part of the storied franchise's history.

SAN ANTONIO — Every time I'm inside the AT&T Center, whether it's for an NBA regular season game, a playoff matchup, the NBA Finals, an opponent's practice or even the San Antonio Rodeo, I always find myself looking up. 

I find myself staring. 

At some point, if only for a few seconds, you start to admire the retired jerseys in the rafters. Those jerseys are one of the easiest ways to sum up the first half-century of Spurs basketball. It's the AT&T Center's hallowed halls, the Silver & Black's rarified air. 

I remember hearing after the last of the 'Big Three' retired, don't be sad that it is over, be happy that it happened.

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FILE - In this June 15, 2014, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) celebrates after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals in San Antonio. Duncan announced his retirement on Monday, July 11, 2016, after 19 seasons, five championships, two MVP awards and 15 All-Star appearances. It marks the end of an era for the Spurs and the NBA. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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The San Antonio Spurs celebrate after Game 5 of the NBA basketball finals on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in San Antonio. The Spurs won the NBA championship 104-87. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Iceman. Silas. Moore. Avery. Bruce. Sean. Tony. Manu. The Admiral. 

"One more time for me," said Parker at his jersey retirement night. 

"Go Spurs Go!" responded the crowd. 

San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson holds the NBA Championship trophy after the Spurs beat the New Jersey Nets 88-77 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio, Sunday, June 15, 2003. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The best of the best. The first 50 years defined. And what's that definition? Well you don't have to look up for that. You only have to look. 

Here's to the next 50 years. #GoSpursGo 


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