Birth date 25 Apr 1976 (43 years)
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Old Man Riverwalk, Groundhog Day, The Big Fundamental
Team history
San Antonio Spurs 1997 - present

Tim Duncan is a professional basketball player from the Virgin Islands who plays as a power forward. He is a 5-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, and was the Most Valuable Player twice. Duncan is a College Basketball Hall of Famer and his Number21 jersey was retired by both San Antonio Spurs and Wake Forest University.

Born Timothy Theodore Duncan April 25, 1976, his first love was swimming and had no time for basketball until the 9th grade. At the St. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School, Duncan became one of the most prominent players. In his senior year at high school, Duncan scored at 25 points per game to take advantage of his height and build.

Duncan went to the Wake Forest University, playing for the Demon Deacons for four seasons. In 1994, he was asked to represent the American team at the Goodwill Games. In his second season, Duncan was named as the most probable to be the NBA Draft’s number one pick, along with Joe Smith, Rasheed Wallace & Jerry Stackhouse.

Duncan finally declared for the 1997 NBA Draft, getting picked at an unsurprising number one overall, by the San Antonio Spurs. Duncan ended with the year with the NBA Rookie of the Year title and was obviously named to the All-Rookie First Team at the All-Star weekend.

Throughout his 19-year career, he showed exceptional power forward skills on the court which made him the only player to be selected for both the All-Defensive and All-NBA Teams for 13 consecutive seasons. In 2008-09, despite starting the season strongly, Duncan’s performance fell drastically and he was, eventually, diagnosed with a chronic knee tendinitis.

Internationally, he played in the 1999 Olympic qualifiers but failed to play at the 2000 Sydney Olympics due to a knee injury. In 2004, he was part of Team USA again, as they won the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

A low key personality off the court, Tim Duncan has been awarded the St. Croix Medal of Honor, the highest territorial government award for a citizen. While he retired in 2016, Duncan is widely regarded as the greatest Spurs player of all time and the finest power forward of all time. He had a career statistics of 26,496 points, 15,091 rebounds, and 4,225 assists.

Career Accomplishments:• 5-time NBA champion (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014)• 3-time NBA Finals MVP (1999, 2003, 2005)• 2-time NBA Most Valuable Player (2002, 2003)• 15-time NBA All-Star (1998, 2000–2011, 2013, 2015)• NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000)• 10-time All-NBA First Team (1998–2005, 2007, 2013)• 3-time All-NBA Second Team (2006, 2008, 2009)• 2-time All-NBA Third Team (2010, 2015)• 8-time NBA All-Defensive First Team (1999–2003, 2005, 2007, 2008)• 7-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1998, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015)• NBA Rookie of the Year (1998)• NBA Teammate of the Year (2015)• USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2003)• Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2003)• Consensus National College Player of the Year(1997)• 2-time Consensus first-team All-American (1996, 1997)• 3-time NABC Defensive Player of the Year (1995–1997)• 2-time ACC Player of the Year (1996, 1997)• Number 21 retired by San Antonio Spurs• Number 21 retired by Wake Forest

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