Tim Duncan did it the way it’s supposed to be done. In an era of big flashy sports heroes and athletes – Tim just went to work.
Did he ever.
Tim is one of only two players in league history to score more than 26,000 points, 15,000 rebounds, and 3,000 blocked shots. Abdul-Jabbar is the other. Not bad company.
Duncan has 15 All-NBA Team selections, 15 All-Defensive Team picks, two regular season MVP’s, three finals MVP’s, and….
FIVE NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Ask anyone with any knowledge of NBA Basketball and they will tell you Tim Duncan is the best to ever play his position. I think Tim is the best all-around player to ever step on the court.
No team could ask for more from a player. He worked harder than anybody, and he did it with style and dignity.
Over the years his team-mates talked about how humble and selfless a player he was. He mentored team-mates with a genuine concern for their career, not just what he could get out of it.
Tim is one of those players of a bygone era that you can point to and say, “see son – THAT’s how you do it.”
The NBA is better because of Tim. The SPURS are clearly a better team because of him. And San Antonio is a better city because of him.
I’m sure everything he is seeing on television and social media, along with everything on radio right now is mortifying Tim. His job required him to live in the sportlight, something he tried so hard to avoid.
Well-done, Tim. Thank you for making us all better. You did it the way it’s supposed to be done.