It’s #TimDuncanDay in San Antonio.
It’s a day to celebrate 21’s career with the Spurs and impact on lives and the community.
“I would not be standing here if it wasn’t for Tim Duncan,” Coach Greg Popovich told reporters last week. “I’d be in the bud league, the Budweiser league, somewhere in America.”
And then he got serious: “He’s made livings for hundreds of us, staff and coaches, over the years.”
Duncan’s probably helped with jobs for hundreds of others along the way too, but his impact goes beyond people.
“The Spurs have been a global brand for San Antonio and Tim Duncan’s presence on that team helped project San Antonio onto the global media stage,” City Councilman Joe Krier told KTSA News.
That stage, well, it was big for San Antonio’s economy.
“That’s something that had an impact on how people viewed our city, particularly when they were making a decision on where they wanted to move their business,” Krier said.How big is Duncan’s impact for this city economically? Who knows, really.
But people have thrown around the words “superstar,” “hall of famer,” and “role model” to describe Duncan…we should probably add “gamechanger” to that list.