Timothy "Tim" Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976) is a former professional basketball player from the US Virgin Islands. He played the power forward and center for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA) his entire 19 year career.
Early life[change | change source]
Duncan was a swimmer when he was young. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo destroyed the pool he used to practice swimming, and his mother died a year later. Duncan gave up on swimming after this and began playing basketball.
Basketball career[change | change source]
Duncan played college basketball for four years at Wake Forest University. After college, the San Antonio Spurs chose him with the first pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. Duncan helped the Spurs win NBA championships in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the NBA in 2002 and 2003. Duncan was a 15 time All-Star and received the title of NBA All-Star Game co-MVP in 2000. He won his 5th and final title of NBA in 2014, when he was 38. He retired after finishing his 19th season. 
References[change | change source]
- "CNN/SI - 1999 NBA Playoffs - Western Conference - Duncan's roots in St. Croix have grown large - Tuesday June 29, 1999 04:11 PM". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/1999/playoffs/western/news/1999/06/04/duncan_stcroix/. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
- "NBA.com: Most Valuable Player". nba.com. http://www.nba.com/history/awards_mvp.html. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
- "Tim Duncan Biography". espn.go.com. http://espn.go.com/nba/player/bio/_/id/215/tim-duncan. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- "TIM DUNCAN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT". NBA.com. July 11, 2016. http://www.nba.com/spurs/tim-duncan-announces-retirement. Retrieved July 11, 2016.