Name: Tim Duncan
Nickname: Timmy, The Big Fundamental (Shaq)
Origin: Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: First Round, 1st Pick Overall by the San Antonio Spurs
Website: SlamDuncan.com & InterBasket Forums
Teams (jersey): Wake Forest, US National Team, San Antonio Spurs
IBN Notes: Steady, consisting and fundamentally sound, Tim Duncan is the anti-star in a league full of prima-donnas. He is the epitome of the un-spectacular superstar; going about his business, always in control and within the offense. Before you know it, he's scored 34 points on 14-20, grabbed 17 rebounds, played some solid D and is on his way home before the reporters realized what he actually did.
As the centerpiece and most valuable player, Tim Duncan is three for three in NBA finals. With the likes of Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker making the quick athletic/ESPN-worthy plays, Duncan plodded and worked the Spurs into their third championship in severn years. Is there a more unappreciated star in the league now than Timmy Duncan?
FACTS: Tim Duncan is the fifth player in NBA history to be named All-NBA First Team his first six seasons (Along with luminaries such as Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird and Bob Petit)
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