Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/6/12
The San Antonio Spurs have revolved around their Big 3 of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili for what seems like forever. The role players have come and gone, but the core stays intact. How is this possible? All three of them have had the chances to go elsewhere, make more money, help a new team win, but they’ve always stayed in San Antonio. One word: sacrifice. Tim, Tony and Manu all know they could get a bigger paycheck somewhere else, but they choose to stay. They trust the management of the Spurs, they trust their coach and they trust their teammates. It’s not hard to give up a few million if you’re in a situation that you feel is ideal for your career. "On the one hand, you can take less money like I did, like what Manu did, and stay with a winning team," Parker said. "Or you can do your own thing and be your own man, like [Tracy] McGrady, and try to be a superstar and want to make the All-Star team, and [Harden] decided to do that. I wish him luck. Both
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