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Encyclopedia > Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan
Position Power forward, Center
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 260 lb (118 kg)
League NBA
Team San Antonio Spurs
Jersey #21
Born April 25, 1976 (1976-04-25) (age 32)
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
Nationality American
College Wake Forest
Draft 1st overall, 1997
San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 1997–present
Awards USBWA College Player of the Year (1997)
Naismith College Player of the Year (1997)
John Wooden Award (1997)
ACC Player of the Year (1996, 1997)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1998)
NBA MVP (2002, 2003)
NBA Finals MVP (1999, 2003, 2005)
NBA Champion (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000)
Official profile Player Info

Timothy "Tim" Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6'11" (2.11 m), 260-pound (118 kg)[2] power forward/center is a four-time NBA champion, a three-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, and the current captain of the Spurs. He has also won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award twice, and has been voted into ten All-Star games, 11 All-NBA teams, and eleven All-Defensive teams.[3] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 446 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (531 × 713 pixel, file size: 49 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tim Duncan ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NBA redirects here. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christiansted is a town on St. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... The 1997 NBA Draft took place on 25 June 1997 in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... USBWA College Player of the Year was started in 1959. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... The National Basketball Association Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the player who has exhibited exceptional play during an NBA Finals series. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christiansted is a town on St. ... St. ... This article is about the sport. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... NBA redirects here. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player in the NBA Finals that is seen as contributing the most to the series. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ...


Duncan started out as a swimmer and only began playing basketball in ninth grade, and had difficulties adapting. However, he soon became a standout for St. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School, and had an illustrious college career with the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, winning the Naismith College Player of the Year, USBWA College Player of the Year and John Wooden awards in his final year. Duncan graduated from college before entering the 1997 NBA Draft as the number one pick, and his list of accomplishments and leadership in the Spurs' NBA title runs in 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007 have led basketball experts to consider him to be one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history. St. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 1962 Conference Tournament Champions 1961, 1962, 1995, 1996 Conference Regular Season Champions 1960, 1962, 1995, 2003 The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Mens basketball team participates in the Atlantic Coast Conference and their homecourt is the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ... USBWA College Player of the Year was started in 1959. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... The 1997 NBA Draft took place on 25 June 1997 in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The 1999 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1998-99 NBA season. ... The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002-03 NBA season. ... The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season. ... The 2007 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2006-07 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 2007 NBA Playoffs. ...


Off the court, Duncan is known for his quiet and unassuming ways, as well as his active philanthropy. He holds an honors degree in psychology and created the Tim Duncan Foundation to raise general health awareness and fund education and youth sports in various parts of the United States.[4] Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ... {redirect|Psychological science|the journal|Psychological Science (journal)}} Not to be confused with Phycology. ... A charitable foundation is a legal categorization of nonprofit organizations that either donate funds and support to other organizations, or provide the sole source of funding for their own activities. ...

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Biography

Early life

Duncan is the only son of Ione and William Duncan, a midwife and a mason respectively, joining his two older sisters Cheryl and Tricia in a middle-class family in Christiansted. In school, Duncan was a bright pupil and dreamt of becoming an Olympic-level swimmer like his sister Tricia.[5][6] His parents were very supportive and Duncan excelled at swimming, becoming a teenage standout in the 50, 100 and 400 meters freestyle and aiming to make the 1992 Olympic Games as a member of the United States Team.[5] Midwifery is a blanket term used to describe a number of different types of health practitioners, other than doctors, who provide prenatal care to expecting mothers, attend the birth of the infant and provide postnatal care to the mother and infant. ... Look up mason in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Freestyle is one of the official swimming competitions according to the rules of FINA. However, it is technically not a style, as there are very few regulations about the way freestyle has to be swum. ... (Redirected from 1992 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1992: 1992 Summer Olympics 1992 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


When Hurricane Hugo destroyed the island's only Olympic size swimming pool in 1989, forcing Duncan to swim in the ocean, he soon lost enthusiasm due to his fear of sharks.[4] Duncan was dealt another emotional blow when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and died one day before his 14th birthday.[5] In her last days, she made Duncan and his sisters promise to finish college with a degree, which would later explain Duncan's reluctance to leave college early.[7] Duncan never swam competitively again, but was inspired by his brother-in-law to turn to basketball.[7] Lowest pressure 918 mbar (hPa; 27. ... An Olympic size swimming pool is the type of pool used in the Olympic Games. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ...


Duncan initially had difficulties adapting to the game he thought would help relieve his pain and frustration. Nancy Pomroy, the athletic director of the St. Croix Country Day School was quoted: "[Duncan] was so huge. So big and tall, but he was awfully awkward at the time."[8] He overcame this to become a standout for the St. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School, averaging 25 points per game as a senior. His play attracted the attention of several universities, despite having only picked up the game in ninth grade.[4] Wake Forest University basketball coach Dave Odom in particular grew interested in Duncan after the 16-year-old allegedly played NBA star Alonzo Mourning to a draw in a 5-on-5 pick-up game.[5] Odom was searching for a tall, physical player to play near the basket, but because of the relative diminutive size of Wake Forest, potential recruits were uninterested.[5] Given the weak level of basketball in the Virgin Islands, Odom was wary about Duncan at first, especially after first meeting him and thinking him to be inattentive; Duncan stared blankly at Odom for most of the conversation.[9] However, after the first talk, Odom understood that this was just Duncan's way of paying attention, and discovered that Duncan was not only athletically talented, but also a quick learner.[9] Eventually, despite offers by the University of Hartford, the University of Delaware and Providence College, Duncan joined Odom's Wake Forest Demon Deacons.[5] St. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Dave Odom is the current mens basketball coach at the University of South Carolina. ... Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. ... The University of Hartford, often called UHA or UHart, was founded in 1877, and is a private, independent, and nonsectarian coeducational university located in West Hartford, Connecticut. ... The University of Delaware (UD) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... This page refers to a college in Rhode Island. ...


Wake Forest University

See also: List of college men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons had previously reached the Sweet 16, but lost main scorer Rodney Rogers, who had entered the 1993 NBA Draft.[5] Duncan struggled with early transition problems and was even held scoreless in his first college game, but as the year progressed, he and team mate Randolph Childress led the Deacons to a 20–11 win-loss record.[5] Duncan's style of play was simple but effective, combining an array of low-post moves, mid-range bank shots and tough defense. He was chosen to represent the U.S. in the 1994 Goodwill Games.[5] Meanwhile, Duncan worked towards a degree in psychology and also took classes in anthropology and Chinese literature.[9] Despite focusing heavily on basketball, Wake Forest psychology department chairperson Deborah Best was quoted: "Tim [...] was one of my more intellectual students. [...] Other than his height, I couldn't tell him from any other student at Wake Forest."[9] Duncan also established his reputation as a stoic player, to the extent that opposing fans taunted him as "Mr. Spock", the prototypical logical, detached character from Star Trek.[9] Wake Forest University is a private university that is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is known for its programs in the liberal arts. ... Sweet Sixteen can mean: A 2002 movie directed by Ken Loach [1]; A 1928 movie featuring Reginald Sheffield; the final sixteen teams left in the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship or the Womens. ... Rodney Ray Rogers (born June 20, 1971, in Durham, North Carolina) is a retired American basketball player who last played power forward for the NBAs Philadelphia 76ers. ... The 1993 NBA Draft took place on 30 June 1993 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. ... Randolph Childress (born September 21, 1972, in Washington, D.C.) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays in Italy for Pepsi Juvecaserta. ... In basketball, the basketball court is the playing surface, consisting of a rectangular floor with baskets at either end. ... Bank shot redirects here. ... Logo of the 2nd Games in Seattle The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. ... This article is about the social science. ... Chinese literature spans back thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the matured fictional novel arising in the medieval period to entertain the masses of literate Chinese. ... Spock, commonly called Mr. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ...


In the 1994–95 NCAA season, the sophomore was soon called one of the most eligible NBA prospects, along with his peers Joe Smith, Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse.[5] Los Angeles Lakers general manager Jerry West suggested that Duncan might become the top pick in the 1995 NBA Draft if he went early, but Duncan assured everyone he had no intention of going pro until he graduated, even though the NBA was planning to add a rookie salary cap in 1996. He was giving up a lot of money, but was determined to stay in school.[5] In that season, he led the Demon Deacons into the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship game against a Rasheed Wallace-led North Carolina Tar Heels. During that game, Duncan neutralized the threat of Wallace, while Childress sealed the win with a jump shot with four seconds left in overtime.[5] In the NCAA Tournament, the Demon Deacons reached the Sweet 16, and playing against Oklahoma State, Duncan scored 12 points to go with 22 rebounds and eight blocks, outplaying Bryant Reeves, but his team lost 66–71. Still, Duncan ended the year averaging 16.8 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, was named Defensive Player of the Year and became the third-best shot-blocker in NCAA history with 3.98 denials per game.[5] He was also voted All-ACC First Team, a feat he would repeat in each of his two remaining years at Wake Forest.[10] The following are the basketball events of the year 1994 throughout the world. ... For other persons named Joe Smith, see Joe Smith (disambiguation). ... Rasheed Abdul Wallace (born September 17, 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... Jerry Darnell Stackhouse (born November 5, 1974 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays both shooting guard and small forward for the NBAs Dallas Mavericks. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... The 1995 NBA Draft took place on 28 June 1995 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Professional sports began at North Panola High School in the early 1600s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. ... The North Carolina Tar Heels are the athletic teams for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The name Tar Heel is also often used to refer to individuals from the state of North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. ... Overtime is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport in order to bring the game to a decision and avoid declaring the contest a tie or draw. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Oklahoma State University Logo The Oklahoma State University System comprises of five educational instututes across Oklahoma. ... Bryant Reeves (born June 8, 1973, in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is a former professional basketball player for the NBAs Vancouver Grizzlies. ... The slam dunk by LeBron James is a field goal worth 2 points. ... A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ... Oscar Torres (13) is in position to block this shot. ...


In the following 1995–96 NCAA season, Wake Forest had to deal with the loss of Childress, who entered the NBA. This provided an opportunity for Duncan to show his leadership qualities, and his inexperienced team lost only four games in the entire ACC season.[5] The Demon Deacons won the ACC Finals again, but in the Sweet 16, Duncan came down with flu, and his team missed the Final Four by one win. He completed another remarkable season with averages of 19.1 points and 12.3 rebounds per game, and was again voted Defensive and ACC Player of the Year.[10] At the season's end the Wake Forest star was rumored to enter the NBA Draft early, but in the end, he stayed in college.[5] The following are the basketball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ...


In the 1996–97 NCAA season, Duncan was helped by the addition of future NBA player Loren Woods, a 7'1" player who eased the pressure on Duncan close to the basket. The Demon Deacons won their first 13 games, but then got into a slump and failed to win a third ACC title.[5] The NCAA campaign was just as frustrating, as Stanford University led by future NBA point guard Brevin Knight eliminated Duncan's team with a 72–66 win. Duncan finished with an individually impressive season though, averaging 20.8 points, 14.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while shooting .606 from the field and winning the Defensive Player of the Year for an unprecedented third straight season. He earned first-team All-America honors for the second time, and was a unanimous pick for both USWBA and Naismith College Player of the Year.[5] Duncan led the 1996–97 NCAA Division I in rebounding, was 10th in blocked shots (3.3 bpg) and 28th in scoring (20.8 ppg).[10] He was voted ACC Player of the Year again and won the 1997 John Wooden Award as the NCAA's best overall male player based on the votes of sportscasters and newswriters.[11] The following are the basketball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... Loren Woods (born 21 June 1978, in St. ... Stanford redirects here. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... Brevin Knight (born November 8, 1975 in Livingston, New Jersey) is a professional basketball player playing at point guard for the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA. Attended Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, New Jersey, leading its basketball team to New Jersey state championships his sophomore, junior, and senior years. ... In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was assisting in the basket. ... Field goal percentage in basketball is the ratio of field goals made to field goals attempted. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... USBWA College Player of the Year was started in 1959. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ...


In contrast to contemporary prep-to-pro players like Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James, Duncan stayed at college for a full four years. During that period, he was a two-time ACC Player of the Year, and an unprecedented three-time NABC Defensive Player of the Year. The center also made the All-ACC Tournament between 1995 and 1997, the All-ACC First Team between 1995 and 1997, and was named Most Valuable Player of the 1996 ACC Tournament. Further, 1996 was the year where he led the conference in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots, becoming the first player in conference history to lead all four of those categories.[10] Overall, Duncan led his team to a 97–31 win-loss record and finished his college career as the second-leading shot blocker in NCAA history, and remains one of only ten players with more than 2,000 career points and 1,500 career rebounds. He was also the first player in NCAA history to reach 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds, 400 blocked shots and 200 assists. He left college as the all-time leading shot-blocker in ACC history with 481 blocks – second in NCAA annals behind Colgate's Adonal Foyle and third on the ACC career rebounding list with 1,570 rebounds.[10] With his college degree in his hands, Duncan finally made himself eligible for the 1997 NBA Draft. Prep-to-pro, or the Jump, is a term given to basketball players who enter the NBA directly following the graduation of high school. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The NABC Defensive Player of the Year is an award given annually by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to recognize the countrys top defensive player in collegiate basketball. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Colgate University is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in the Village of Hamilton in Madison County, New York, USA. It was founded in 1819 as a Baptist seminary, but has since become non-denominational. ... Adonal David Foyle (born March 9, 1975 in Canouan, St. ... The 1997 NBA Draft took place on 25 June 1997 in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...


"Twin Towers" (1997–2003)

In the 1997 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs drafted Duncan with the first draft pick.[3] The Spurs were coming off a poor 1996–97 season; their best player, David Robinson—himself a number one draft pick in 1987—was sidelined for most of the year with an injury, and they had finished with a 20–62 win-loss record.[12] However, as the 1997–98 season approached, the Spurs were considered a notable threat in the NBA. With an experienced center in Robinson and the number one pick in Duncan, the Spurs featured one of the best frontcourts in the league. Duncan and Robinson became known as the "Twin Towers", having earned a reputation for their exceptional defense close to the basket, forcing opponents to take lower percentage shots from outside.[5] From the beginning, Duncan established himself as a quality player: in his second-ever road game, he grabbed 22 rebounds against opposing Chicago Bulls power forward Dennis Rodman, a multiple rebounding champion and NBA Defensive Player of the Year.[13] Later, when Duncan played against opposing Houston Rockets Hall-of-Fame power forward Charles Barkley, Barkley was so impressed he said: "I have seen the future and he wears number 21 [Duncan's jersey number]."[14] In his rookie season, Duncan lived up the expectations of being the number one draft pick, starting in all 82 regular-season games, and averaging 21.1 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.5 blocks per game.[3] His defensive contributions ensured that he was elected to the All-Defensive Second Team and was also named NBA Rookie of the Year, having won the NBA Rookie of the Month award every single month that season.[4][15] Spurs coach Gregg Popovich lauded Duncan's mental toughness, stating his rookie's "demeanor was singularly remarkable", Duncan always "put things into perspective" and never got "too upbeat or too depressed."[16] Center Robinson was equally impressed with Duncan: "He's the real thing. I'm proud of his attitude and effort. He gives all the extra effort and work and wants to become a better player."[17] The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... The 1987 NBA Draft took place on 22 June 1987 in New York City, New York. ... The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Frontcourt is a term used in basketball referring to the small forward, power forward, and center positions as a cohesive unit. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times, along with five... The National Basketball Associations Defensive Player of the Year Award has been handed out since 1983. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-1953 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... Gregg Popovich (born January 28, 1949 in East Chicago, Indiana) is the head coach of the National Basketball Associations San Antonio Spurs. ...


The Spurs qualified for the 1998 NBA Playoffs as the fifth seed, but Duncan had a bad first half in his first playoff game against the Phoenix Suns, causing Suns coach Danny Ainge to play Duncan with less defensive pressure. The rookie capitalised on this by finishing Game 1 with 32 points and 10 rebounds[18] and recording 32 points and 10 rebounds in Game 2,[19] contributing to a 4–0 sweep of the Suns.[5] However, the Spurs lost in the second round to the eventual Western Conference Champions Utah Jazz.[20] In this series, Duncan was pitted against Hall-of-Fame power forward Karl Malone. Duncan outscored Malone in the first two games which the Spurs lost,[21][22] but as the series progressed, the more experienced Malone shut Duncan down on defense and dominated on offense, outscoring the young power forward in Games 3 to 5 with 10–18,[23] 22–34[24] and 14–24.[25] The 1998 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1997-1998 season. ... A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon, USA) is a former professional basketball and baseball player who played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, and Phoenix Suns, and also in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...

Duncan at the free throw line
Duncan at the free throw line

During the lockout-shortened 1998–99 season, the Spurs started with a lackluster 6–8 record and Popovich came under fire from the press. However, Duncan and Robinson stood behind their coach, and finished the season with a 31–5 run.[26] The sophomore averaged 21.7 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.5 blocks in the regular season, making both the All-NBA and All-Defense First Teams.[3] In the 1999 NBA Playoffs, the Spurs defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 3–1, swept the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers 4–0, and defeated the New York Knicks 4–1 in the Finals.[27] In this series, a large contingent of Virgin Islanders flew over to support their local hero,[28] and were not disappointed. In the first two games, the "Twin Towers" outscored their Knicks counterparts Chris Dudley/Larry Johnson with 41 points, 26 rebounds and nine blocks versus five points, 12 rebounds and zero blocks.[28] After a Game 3 loss in which Duncan was held scoreless in the third quarter and committed three turnovers in the last quarter, Duncan rebounded with 28 points and 18 rebounds in a Game 4 win,[28] and in Game 5, the Spurs protected a 78–77 lead seconds from the end with the ball in the Knicks' possession. Double teamed by Duncan and Robinson, Knicks swingman Latrell Sprewell missed a last-second desperation shot,[28] and after closing out the series with a strong 31-point and 9-rebound showing in Game 5, Duncan was named Finals MVP, bringing the first-ever NBA championship to San Antonio.[29] Image File history File links Duncan_Cropped. ... Image File history File links Duncan_Cropped. ... It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ... A lockout is a work stoppage in which an employer prevents employees from working. ... The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... The 1999 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1999 season. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Knicks redirects here. ... The 1999 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1998-99 NBA season. ... For the keyboardist for Underoath, see Christopher Dudley Christen Guilford Dudley (born February 22, 1965) is a former NBA basketball player, who spent sixteen years playing for different teams. ... For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ... In basketball, a turnover occurs when a player from one team gives possession to a member of another team by losing the ball. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Swingman is a basketball term denoting a player who can play both the small forward and shooting guard positions; and, in essence, swing between the shooting guard and small forward positions. ... Latrell Fontaine Sprewell (born September 8, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former American professional basketball player who last played for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2004-05 NBA season. ... The NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player in the NBA Finals that is seen as contributing the most to the series. ...


The accolades for the Spurs soon arrived, with Sports Illustrated reporting that the San Antonio "monkey has been shed", and that the Spurs were no longer known as the "San Antonio softies". The magazine praised Finals MVP Duncan, who was later quoted: "This is incredible. We kept our focus and we pulled it out."[29] Sports Illustrated journalist and retired NBA player Alex English added: "Duncan came up big each time they went to him with that sweet turnaround jumper off the glass. He was the man tonight [in Game 5]." And Popovich later said to losing coach Jeff Van Gundy: "I've got Tim [Duncan] and you don't. That's the difference."[29] The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Alex English (born January 5, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former University of South Carolina and Denver Nuggets basketball forward. ... Jeff Van Gundy (born January 19, 1962 in Hemet, California) is an American basketball head coach, currently for the National Basketball Associations Houston Rockets. ...


In the 1999–2000 season, Duncan further cemented his reputation. He averaged 23.2 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 blocks per game, earned another pair of All-NBA and All-Defense First Team call-ups, and was MVP of the NBA All-Star Game.[3] However, the Spurs had a disappointing post-season. Duncan injured his meniscus shortly before the end of the regular season and was unable to play in even one post-season game.[4] Consequently, the Spurs were eliminated in the first round of the 2000 NBA Playoffs, losing 3–1 to the Phoenix Suns.[30] Nonetheless, Duncan rebounded in the next season, and with strong regular-season averages of 22.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 blocks, earned himself yet another pair of All-NBA and All-Defensive First Team call-ups.[3] In the 2001 NBA Playoffs, the Spurs eliminated the Timberwolves 3–1, defeated the Dallas Mavericks 4–1, but then bowed out against the Lakers led by superstars Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, losing in four straight games.[31] Sports Illustrated described the series as a "[m]erciless mismatch", and Duncan was criticised as "silent when the Spurs need him most".[32] The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ... A: Read the bottom of a concave meniscus. ... The 2000 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1999-2000 season. ... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2001 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2000-01 season. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


On the back of two consecutive playoff disappointments, Duncan improved statistically in the 2001–02 season. He averaged career highs in scoring (25.5 points per game, including a league-leading 764 field goals and 560 attempted free throws) and rebounding (12.7 boards per game, and his cumulated 1042 boards again led the league), and also averaged 3.7 assists and 2.5 blocks per game, both personal NBA high scores. Coupled with another pair of All-NBA and All-Defensive First Team call-ups, he was named the league's Most Valuable Player, joining teammate David Robinson as the only Spurs members to earn the honor.[33] On the other hand, Duncan's team struggled with the fact that the aging Robinson was no longer able to sustain his level of performance, and backup center-forward Malik Rose had to step in more often.[5] In the 2002 NBA Playoffs, the Spurs were outmatched by the Lakers. Up against star center O'Neal once more, the Spurs were defeated 4–1 by the eventual champions.[34] Duncan, who managed 34 points and a franchise-high 25 rebounds in Game 5, stated his frustration: "I thought we really had a chance at this series. The Lakers proved to be more than we could handle. Again, we had a (heck) of a run at it. We had opportunities to win games and make it a different series, but that's just the way the ball rolls sometimes."[35] Nevertheless, NBA.com praised Duncan as "phenomenal" and criticised his supporting cast, stating Duncan "made 11-of-23 shots and 12-of-14 free throws, adding four assists and two blocks [a]nd once again, he did not have enough help."[35] Also, Robinson said "Tim [Duncan] was like Superman out there", and conceded that the Lakers were simply better, just like in the last playoffs campaign.[35] The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... Malik Rose (born November 23, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American National Basketball Association player with the New York Knicks. ... The 2002 NBA Playoffs were the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 2001-02 season. ...

Duncan (middle) and the Spurs at the White House after winning the 2003 NBA Finals
Duncan (middle) and the Spurs at the White House after winning the 2003 NBA Finals

The 2002–03 season saw Duncan enjoy another standout season in which he averaged 23.3 points, a career-high 12.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.9 blocks per game, and yet another dual All-NBA and All-Defense First Team call-up, resulting in his second NBA Most Valuable Player Award.[3][5] At age 38, Robinson announced that year as his last season, and his playing time was cut by coach Popovich to save his energy for the playoffs.[5] The Spurs qualified easily for the playoffs, concluding the regular season as the Conference number one seed with a 60–22 record.[36] Although San Antonio now had new offensive threats in Tony Parker and Manu Ginóbili, during the playoffs, it was Duncan's performance in the semi-finals against the Los Angeles Lakers which was singled out for praise by Popovich, who stated: "I thought in Game 5 and Game 6, he [Duncan] was astounding in his focus. He pulled everyone along these last two games."[37] In the series, Duncan was matched up against forward Robert Horry, dominated him the entire series[37] and closed out the series in style; Duncan finished Game 6 with 37 points and 16 rebounds, allowing Spurs coach Popovich to call timeout with 2:26 left to instruct his team not to celebrate excessively.[37] The Spurs made it to the finals, and defeated the New Jersey Nets 88–77 in Game Six to win their second ever NBA championship.[38] Helped by an inspired Robinson, Duncan almost recorded a quadruple double in the final game,[39] and was named the NBA Finals MVP.[4] Duncan said of the victory: "We were all confident that something would happen, that we would turn the game to our favor, and it did", but felt sad that Robinson retired after winning his second championship ring.[39] Following this successful Spurs campaign, Robinson and Duncan were named Sports Illustrated's 2003 "Sportsmen of the Year".[40] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002-03 NBA season. ... The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2003 NBA playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2002-03 NBA season. ... This article is about the French basketball player. ... Emanuel David Ginóbili, better known as Manu Ginóbili (born 28 July 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina), is an Argentinian basketball player. ... Robert Horry (born August 25, 1970 in Harford County, Maryland) is an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ... A time-out in sport is when the game is stopped for a short amount of time. ... The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002-03 NBA season. ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... A quadruple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates a double digit number total in four of these five categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ...


Leader of the Spurs (2003–present)

Duncan backs down Ben Wallace (then of the Pistons) in a 2005 game.
Duncan backs down Ben Wallace (then of the Pistons) in a 2005 game.

Before the 2003–04 season began, the Spurs lost their perennial captain David Robinson to retirement. Embracing the lone team leader role, Duncan led a reformed Spurs team which included Slovenian center Rasho Nesterovic, defensive stalwart Bruce Bowen, Argentinian shooting guard Ginóbili and young French point guard Parker. Coming off the bench were clutch shooting power forward Robert Horry, versatile Hedo Turkoglu and veterans Malik Rose and Kevin Willis.[41] In retrospect, Robinson commented that at first, Duncan was reluctant to step into the void, still needing some time to truly develop his leadership skills.[42] Statistically though, Duncan remained strong; after another convincing season with averages of 22.3 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.7 blocks,[3] he led the Spurs into the Western Conference Semifinals. There, they met the Los Angeles Lakers again, split the series 2–2, and in Game 5, Duncan made a last-second basket which put the Spurs ahead by one point with 0.4 seconds left to play. Despite the little time remaining, Lakers point guard Derek Fisher hit a buzzer beater for an upset Lakers win.[43][44] In the end, the Spurs lost the series 4–2, and Duncan attributed the strong Lakers defense as one of the reasons for the loss.[45] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (830x885, 154 KB)photo from flickr user Dave Hogg source: [1] Photo taken in December 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (830x885, 154 KB)photo from flickr user Dave Hogg source: [1] Photo taken in December 2005. ... For the British MP, see Ben Wallace (UK politician). ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Radoslav Nesterovic (born May 30, 1976 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a professional basketball player playing with Center position (7 feet tall - 2. ... Bruce Bowen Jr. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... In American sports terminology, clutch means performing well under extreme pressure. ... Robert Horry (born August 25, 1970 in Harford County, Maryland) is an American National Basketball Association basketball player. ... Hidayet TürkoÄŸlu, widely known as Hedo TürkoÄŸlu (born March 19, 1979 in Ä°stanbul), is a professional basketball player, and the first Turkish-born player in NBA history. ... Kevin Alvin Willis (born September 6, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA. He is a 7-foot power forward/center. ... The 2004 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2003-2004 season. ... Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Buzzer Beater ) is a manga series by Takehiko Inoue. ...


Duncan and his Spurs looked to re-assert themselves in the next 2004–05 season. Despite their new captain's slight statistical slump (20.3 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.6 blocks per game),[3] the Spurs won the second seed for the 2005 NBA Playoffs by winning 59 games.[46] In the first round, the Spurs eliminated the Denver Nuggets four games to one, and met the Seattle Supersonics in the semi-finals. After splitting the first four games, Duncan led his team to two decisive victories,[5] setting up a meeting with the Phoenix Suns, known for their up-tempo basketball. The Spurs managed to beat the Suns at their own game, defeating them 4–1[5] and earning a spot in the 2005 NBA Finals against the Detroit Pistons. In the Finals, Duncan was pitted against Detroit's defensively strong frontcourt anchored by multiple NBA Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace. After two convincing Game 1 and 2 wins for the Spurs, the Pistons double teamed Duncan and forced him to play further from the basket.[5] Detroit won the next two games and the series was eventually tied at 3–3, but Duncan was instrumental in Game 7, recording 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Spurs defeated the Pistons.[47] NBA.com reported that "[w]ith his unique multidimensional talent, Duncan depleted and dissected the Pistons... He was the fulcrum of virtually every key play down the stretch", and coach Popovich added: "[Duncan's] complete game is so sound, so fundamental, so unnoticed at times, because if he didn't score, people think, 'Well, he didn't do anything'. But he was incredible and he was the force that got it done for us."[47] Detroit's center Ben Wallace remarked: "He put his team on his shoulders and carried them to a championship [...t]hat's what the great players do."[47] Duncan won his third NBA Finals MVP Award, joining Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, and Magic Johnson as the only players in NBA history to win it three times.[4] The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2004-2005 season. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The National Basketball Associations Defensive Player of the Year Award has been handed out since 1983. ... For the British MP, see Ben Wallace (UK politician). ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ...

Duncan going up for a shot over the Lakers' Andrew Bynum.
Duncan going up for a shot over the Lakers' Andrew Bynum.

During the 2005–06 season, Duncan suffered from plantar fasciitis for most of the season,[48] which was at least partly responsible for his sinking output (18.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.0 blocks per game), and also for his failure to make the All-NBA First Team after eight consecutive years.[3] The big man came back strong in the 2006 NBA Playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks, where he outscored rival power forward Dirk Nowitzki 32.2 to 27.1 points, with neither Nowitzki nor Mavericks center Erick Dampier able to stop Duncan with their man-to-man defense.[49] But after splitting the first six games, Duncan became the tragic hero of his team in Game 7. Despite scoring 39 points in regulation time and fouling out both Dampier and Keith Van Horn, Duncan only made one of seven field goal attempts in overtime against Mavericks reserve center DeSagana Diop, and the Spurs lost Game 7.[49] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 338 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1115 × 1978 pixel, file size: 322 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cropped By User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tim... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 338 × 600 pixels Full resolution (1115 × 1978 pixel, file size: 322 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cropped By User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tim... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Andrew Bynum (born October 27, 1987 in Plainsboro, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Plantar fasciitis, formerly known as policemans heel, is a painful inflammatory condition caused by excessive wear to the plantar fascia of the foot or biomechanical faults that cause abnormal pronation of the foot. ... The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (pronounced ) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. ... Erick Travez[1] Dampier (born July 14, 1975, in New Hebron, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player. ... For the American football player, see Keith Van Horne. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The following season however was another championship year for Duncan and the Spurs. Duncan averaged 20.0 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.4 blocks per game in the regular season,[3] and was selected as a Western Conference starter for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game, his ninth appearance in the event. In the playoffs, he led the Spurs to a 4–1 series win over the Denver Nuggets in the opening round of the 2007 NBA Playoffs, a 4–2 win over the Phoenix Suns in the second round, and a 4–1 win against the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference Finals, setting up a meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the the Finals.[50] There, the Spurs swept the Cavaliers 4–0, earning Duncan his and San Antonio's fourth ever championship.[51] Duncan proclaimed that that championship was "the best" of his four championships, and acknowledged he played "sub-par" and thus received only one vote for NBA Finals MVP from a panel of ten.[42] His colleagues were more appreciative of Duncan; among others, ex-teammate David Robinson referred to the Spurs titles as the "Tim Duncan era", and lauded his leadership. Coach Popovich also praised Duncan: "Tim is the common denominator. He's [had] a different cast around him [in] '99, '03 and '05. He's welcomed them all. [...] But he is that easy to play with, and his skills are so fundamentally sound that other people can fit in."[42] NBA commissioner David Stern added: "[Duncan] is a player for the ages. I'm a tennis fan, and Pete Sampras is one of the greats. OK, he wasn't Andre Agassi or John McEnroe. He just happens to be one of the greatest players of all time. You take great players as you find them."[42] The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2007 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18, 2007 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegass Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The 2007 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2006-07 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 2007 NBA Playoffs. ... For other persons named David Stern, see David Stern (disambiguation). ... Petros “Pete” Sampras (born 12 August 1971), is a former World No. ... Andre Kirk Agassi (born April 29, 1970) is a former World No. ... John Patrick McEnroe Jr. ...


With Duncan being healthy for 78 games and posting typical 20/10 numbers,[52] San Antonio concluded the 2007–08 regular season with a 56–26 record, finishing behind the Lakers and New Orleans Hornets in the Western Conference and setting up themselves for a first-round contest against the Suns. The Suns—defeated by the Spurs in three of the past four seasons of playoffs—were out for revenge and featured a new player in four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal. In Game 1, Duncan set the tone with a 40 point game and a rare three-pointer that sent the game into double overtime.[53] The trio of Duncan, Ginóbili and Parker continued playing to form for the remainder of the series, and the Spurs eliminated the Suns in five games.[54] In the first game of the next around against the Chris Paul-led Hornets, San Antonio were badly defeated 101–82 as Duncan played one of the worst playoff games in his career, recording only 5 points and 3 rebounds.[55] The Spurs dropped the next game as well, but recovered in Games 3 and 4, with Duncan putting up a team-high 22 point/15 rebound/4 block performance in the game that tied the series.[56] The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Christopher Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays point guard for the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA. His nickname is CP3. ...


International career

Olympic medal record
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Bronze 2004 Athens United States

Duncan's senior international career with the United States national team began in 1999. As a member of the 1999 USA Olympic Qualifying Team, he averaged 12.7 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 2.4 bpg and assisted the team to a 10–0 finish en route to a qualifying berth for the 2000 Sydney Olympics; however, a knee injury forced him to stay out of the Olympic Games themselves.[10] In 2003, Duncan was a member of the USA team that recorded ten wins and qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics.[10] He started all the games he played in and averaged team bests of 15.6 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.56 bpg, while shooting 60.7 percent from the field.[10] At the Olympics itself, the team lost three games on its way to a bronze medal.[57] The record represented more losses in a single year than in the 68 previous years combined. It was also the first time since NBA professionals became eligible that the U.S. men's basketball team returned home without gold medals.[57] After the tournament, Duncan commented, "I am about 95 percent sure my FIBA career is over. I'll try not to share my experiences with anyone."[58] To date, Duncan has been a member of five previous USA Basketball teams and has played in 40 international games.[10] The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... (Redirected from 2000 Sydney Olympics) Categories: 2000 Summer Olympics ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... NBA redirects here. ... The International Basketball Federation (French: Fédération Internationale de Basketball), more commonly known by the French acronym FIBA (pronounced ), is an association of national organizations which governs international competition in basketball. ...


Player profile

Duncan (#21) attempts to block a shot in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Duncan (#21) attempts to block a shot in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Duncan starts at power forward position, but can also play center. With a double-double career average in points and rebounds, he is considered one of the most consistent players in the NBA. He has earned All-NBA and All-Defensive honors every season since 1998 while being a perennial candidate for the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards.[3][59] Regarded as one of the league's best interior defenders, Duncan also ranks consistently as one of the top scorers, rebounders and shotblockers in the league.[3] His main weakness remains his free throw shooting, with a career average of less than 70%.[3] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Oscar Torres (13) is in position to block this shot. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A double-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates a double digit number total in any two of these categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... The National Basketball Associations Defensive Player of the Year Award has been handed out since 1983. ... The slam dunk by LeBron James is a field goal worth 2 points. ... A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ... Oscar Torres (13) is in position to block this shot. ... It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ...


Apart from his impressive statistics, Duncan has gained a reputation as a good clutch player, as evidenced by his three NBA Finals MVP awards and his playoff career averages being higher than his regular-season statistics.[3] Eleven-time NBA champion Bill Russell further compliments Duncan on his passing ability, and rates him as one of the most efficient players of his generation.[60] Because of his versatility and success, basketball experts have spoken of Duncan as one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history,[47][61][62][63][64] while coach Popovich and team-mates Parker and Ginóbili have also credited much of San Antonio's success to him.[65][66] Duncan's detractors however, label him as "boring" due to his simple but effective style of play. Following his first championship ring in 1999, Sports Illustrated described him as a "quiet, boring MVP",[67] a characterization which persists today.[60] This article is about the basketball player. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


Duncan himself commented on his "boring" image, stating: "If you show excitement, then you also may show disappointment or frustration. If your opponent picks up on this frustration, you are at a disadvantage."[68] Sports journalist Kevin Kernan commented on his ability to relax and stay focused, stating that having a degree in psychology, Duncan often not only outplays, but outpsychs his opponents.[69] Duncan has also stated that he especially likes his bank shot, saying: "It is just easy for me. It just feels good."[70]


Honors

In his basketball career, Duncan has collected a number of individual and team honors, including being a two-time MVP (2002, 2003), four-time NBA champion (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007) and three-time NBA Finals MVP (1999, 2003, 2005). As a college player, he was named ACC Male Athlete of the Year, won the John R. Wooden Award and was named Naismith College Player of the Year (all 1997).[10] In his debut year in the NBA (1998), he was voted Rookie of the Year and elected into the All-NBA Rookie Team, made the first of ten NBA All-Star Teams (nine First Team nominations), 11 All-NBA Teams (nine First Team nominations), and 11 All-Defensive Teams (eight First Team nominations).[3] With these impressive performances, Duncan is one of only four players to receive All-NBA First Team honors in each of his first eight seasons (1998–2005), along with Hall of Famers Bob Pettit (ten seasons), Larry Bird (nine seasons), and Oscar Robertson (nine seasons), and is notably the only player in NBA history to receive All-NBA and All-Defensive honors in his first nine seasons (1998-2006).[71] The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ... Bob Pettit (with the ball) as a player of the St. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the best players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ...


Duncan was also named by the Association for Professional Basketball Research as one of "100 Greatest Professional Basketball Players of The 20th Century", the youngest player on that list.[72] In the 2001–02 season, he won the IBM Player Award[73] and The Sporting News (TSN) MVP Award,[74] becoming the third player to ever win the NBA MVP, IBM Player and TSN Player Awards in the same season. In 2003, Duncan was ranked 55th by Slam Magazine in their list of the "Top 75 NBA players of All Time". On February 18, 2006, he was named one of the Next 10 Greatest Players on the tenth anniversary of the release of the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team by the TNT broadcasting crew.[75] For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... The first issue of SLAM, featuring cover athlete Larry Johnson. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (commonly referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ...


Off the court

Tim Duncan has two older sisters, Cheryl and Tricia.[5] Like their younger brother, they were gifted athletes: Cheryl was a championship swimmer before she became a nurse, and Tricia competed for the U.S. Virgin Islands at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.[76] He married Amy, an ex-cheerleader at Wake Forest University,[4] and the couple had their first child, daughter Sydney, in the summer of 2005,[4] and a second child, a son, during the summer of 2007. Amy oversees the Tim Duncan Foundation, which has been established to serve the areas of health awareness/research, education, and youth sports/recreation in San Antonio, Winston-Salem, and the United States Virgin Islands.[4] The Foundation holds two major fundraisers each year: the annual Tim Duncan Bowling for Dollar$ Charity Bowl-A-Thon and the annual Slam Duncan Charity Golf Classic.[4] Between 2001 and 2002, the Foundation raised more than $350,000 to help fight breast and prostate cancer.[11] In those two years, Duncan was named by Sporting News as one of the "Good Guys" in sports.[11] The Spurs captain also supports the Children's Bereavement Center, the Children's Center of San Antonio and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center.[4] Tricia Duncan is a retired swimmer for the U. S. Virgin Islands who participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics. ... Johnson winning the 100 m final The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games celebrated in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Cheerleading is recreational activity and sometimes competitive sport involving organised routines including elements of dance and gymnastics to encourage crowds to cheer on sports teams. ... Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. ... A fundraiser is an event or campaign whose primary purpose is to raise money for a cause. ... HRPC redirects here. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ...


Duncan cites his late mother Ione as his main inspiration. Among other things, she taught him and his sisters the nursery rhyme "Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest / Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best", which he adopted as his personal motto.[7] On and off the court, he believes that the three most important values are dedication, teamwork and camaraderie.[7] The Spurs captain has also stated that he chose #21 for his jersey because that was his brother-in-law's college number, since he was Duncan's main basketball inspiration, and cites Hall-of-Fame Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson as his childhood idol.[7] The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ...


For his mixture of success and low-key personality, Duncan has been honored with the St. Croix Medal of Honor, the highest award that the territorial government can bestow on a citizen, and has been celebrated in several "Tim Duncan Day" ceremonies.[77] In 2000, St. Croix Senate president Vargrave Richards said: "He is a quiet giant. His laid-back attitude is the embodiment of people of St. Croix, doing things without fanfare and hoopla."[77]


Regarding his own personality, Duncan compares himself to Will Hunting of the movie Good Will Hunting, which centers around the genial, but sociopathic character of Will Hunting, portrayed by Matt Damon. He stated: "I'm just a taller, slightly less hyperactive version of the Damon character in the movie. I really enjoyed how he probed people and found out their weaknesses just by asking questions and stating outlandish remarks."[78] He also admitted shunning the limelight because "[fame] is not me".[78] Off the court, he has cited that his best friend is former Spurs colleague Antonio Daniels, who himself describes Duncan as a cheerful, funny person off the hardwood.[6] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Antisocial personality disorder (APD) is a personality disorder which is often characterised by antisocial and impulsive behaviour. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Antonio Ray Daniels (born 19 March 1975 in Columbus, Ohio) is a professional basketball player in the NBA. After playing college basketball at Bowling Green State University, he was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies (now Memphis Grizzlies) with the fourth overall pick of the 1997 NBA Draft. ...


Duncan also loves renaissance fairs and the fantasy role playing game Dungeons & Dragons.[79] An avid video game player, he acknowledges a certain joy of playing "himself" on basketball video games. Duncan states if he had the chance, he would challenge NBA legends Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to a one-on-one game.[7] An actress playing the role of Mary Queen of Scots in 2003. ... This article is about traditional role-playing games. ... This article is about the role-playing game. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ...


NBA career statistics

Correct as of 29 April 2008[52]
Regular season Team GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% 3P% FT%
1997–98 San Antonio 82 39.1 0.7 2.5 11.9 2.7 21.1 0.549 0.000 0.662
1998–99 San Antonio 50 39.3 0.9 2.5 11.4 2.4 21.7 0.495 0.143 0.690
1999–2000 San Antonio 74 38.9 0.9 2.2 12.4 3.2 23.2 0.490 0.091 0.761
2000–01 San Antonio 82 38.7 0.8 2.3 12.2 3.0 22.2 0.499 0.259 0.618
2001–02 San Antonio 82 40.6 0.7 2.5 12.7 3.7 25.5 0.508 0.100 0.799
2002–03 San Antonio 81 39.3 0.7 2.9 12.9 3.9 23.3 0.513 0.273 0.710
2003–04 San Antonio 69 36.6 0.9 2.7 12.4 3.1 22.3 0.501 0.167 0.599
2004–05 San Antonio 66 33.4 0.7 2.6 11.1 2.7 20.3 0.496 0.333 0.670
2005–06 San Antonio 80 34.8 0.9 2.0 11.0 3.2 18.6 0.484 0.400 0.629
2006–07 San Antonio 80 34.1 0.8 2.4 10.6 3.4 20.0 0.546 0.111 0.637
2007–08 San Antonio 78 34.0 0.7 2.0 11.3 2.8 19.3 0.497 0.000 0.730
Career average -- 37.2 0.8 2.4 11.8 3.1 21.6 0.508 0.194 0.684
Career total 824 30,617 651 1992 9747 2583 17,796 -- -- --
All-Star 10 24.4 0.8 0.7 11.4 2.5 12.5 0.583 0.333 0.800
Playoffs Team GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% 3P% FT%
1997–98 San Antonio 9 41.6 0.6 2.6 9.0 1.9 20.7 0.521 0.000 0.667
1998–99 San Antonio 17 43.1 0.8 2.6 11.5 2.8 23.2 0.511 0.000 0.748
2000–01 San Antonio 13 40.5 1.1 2.7 14.5 3.8 24.4 0.488 1.000 0.639
2001–02 San Antonio 9 42.2 0.7 4.3 14.4 5.0 27.6 0.453 0.333 0.822
2002–03 San Antonio 24 42.5 0.6 3.3 15.4 5.3 24.7 0.529 0.000 0.677
2003–04 San Antonio 10 40.5 0.8 2.0 11.3 3.2 22.1 0.522 0.000 0.632
2004–05 San Antonio 23 37.8 0.4 2.3 12.4 2.7 23.6 0.464 0.200 0.717
2005–06 San Antonio 13 37.9 0.8 1.9 10.5 3.3 25.8 0.573 0.000 0.718
2006–07 San Antonio 20 36.9 0.7 3.1 11.5 3.3 22.2 0.521 0.000 0.644
2007–08 San Antonio 5 39.8 0.8 2.4 13.8 2.6 24.8 0.495 1.000 0.613
Career average -- 40.1 0.7 2.7 12.6 3.5 23.8 0.507 0.167 0.695
Career total 143 5736 97 392 1797 502 3406 -- -- --

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Books

  • Kernan, Kevin (2000). Slam Duncan. ISBN 978-1582611792. 
  • Byman, Jeremy (2000). Tim Duncan (Great Athletes Series). ISBN 978-1883846435. 
  • Torres, John Albert (2002). Sports Great Tim Duncan. ISBN 978-0766017665. 
  • Roselius, J Chris (2006). Tim Duncan: Champion on And Off the Court. ISBN 978-0766028210. 

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Tim Duncan
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kris Benson
ACC Male Athlete of the Year
1997
Succeeded by
Antawn Jamison
Preceded by
Marcus Camby
Naismith College Player of the Year
John R. Wooden Award Winners Men

1997
Succeeded by
Antawn Jamison
Preceded by
Allen Iverson
NBA first overall draft pick
1997 NBA Draft
Succeeded by
Michael Olowokandi
Preceded by
Allen Iverson
NBA Rookie of the Year
1997–98
Succeeded by
Vince Carter
Preceded by
Allen Iverson
NBA Most Valuable Player
2001-02
2002–03
Succeeded by
Kevin Garnett
Preceded by
Michael Jordan
NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
1999
Succeeded by
Shaquille O'Neal
Preceded by
Shaquille O'Neal
NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
2003
Succeeded by
Chauncey Billups
Preceded by
Chauncey Billups
NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
2005
Succeeded by
Dwyane Wade
Preceded by
Michael Jordan
NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
2000
co-awardee with Shaquille O'Neal
Succeeded by
Allen Iverson
Persondata
NAME Tim Duncan
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Timothy Theodore Duncan
SHORT DESCRIPTION NBA basketball player
DATE OF BIRTH April 25, 1976
PLACE OF BIRTH Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Why you don't love Tim Duncan. - By Sam Eifling - Slate Magazine (819 words)
Duncan, meanwhile, is as understated as ever, offering to help opposing players up off the court when they fall and ho-humming his way to 25 points and 15 rebounds a game in the playoffs.
Duncan makes that play because he's an excellent shot-blocker (maybe the best ever in college); he attends to the pesky details, tipping unreachable rebounds to teammates and running screens to seal off defenders; and he's a character guy, more concerned with how he plays than how he looks.
Duncan is the kind of athlete your parents would love for you to grow up to be just like, and he'll probably never live that down.
Tim Duncan (224 words)
Tim Duncan (born April 25, 1976) is an NBA basketball player who is a native of the United States Virgin Islands.
Duncan and his Spurs teammates made it all the way to the NBA finals, where they beat the New Jersey Nets 88-77 in Game Six to once again win the NBA's world championship.
Duncan scored 53 points in an NBA game on December 26, 2001 in a home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
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