The stoic look on Tim Duncan’s face was never enough to mask his singular commitment to the goal of winning. The Big Fundamental, so aptly named, was just that: a steady, no-nonsense power forward whose trademark bank shot made it look like he was playing the game in slow motion from some other era. The perennial All-Star and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player spent his entire career with the San Antonio Spurs, where in only his second season he won the first of five NBA championships. Duncan was named Finals MVP that year leading his team in both scoring and rebounding. Duncan repeated the feat in 2003 and again in 2005. Duncan earned All-NBA First Team honors ten times in his career, and added eight slots on the All-Defensive First Team. A four-year player at Wake Forest, Duncan won the Naismith Award, Rupp Trophy, and Wooden Award his senior season and was a four-time NABC Defensive Player of the Year.
BornApril 25, 1976 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Professional CareerSan Antonio Spurs
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