Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Who is the G.O.A.T - NBA Edition Part 7

Tim Duncan

Next up in the series is the "Big Fundamental" Tim Duncan. 

Current Ranks

Regular Season 

Games Played - 7th with 1392
Minutes Played - 11th  with 47368
Field Goals - 13th with 10285
Total Rebounds - 6th with 15091
Blocks - 5th with 3020
Steals - 149th with 1025
Assists - 93rd with 4225
Points - 14th with 26496


Games Played - 2nd with 251
Minutes Played - 1st with 9370
Field Goals - 5th with 1975
Total Rebounds - 3rd with 2859
Blocks - 1st with 568
Steal - 36th with 168
Assists - 29th with 764
Points - 6th with 5172


5x NBA Champion
3x NBA Finals MVP
15x NBA All-Star
1x NBA All-Star Game MVP
10x All-NBA First Team
3x All-NBA Second Team 
8x NBA All-Defensive First Team
7x NBA All-Defensive Second Team
1x National College Player of the Year 
1x Olympic Medalist 

Tim Duncan is one of the most underrated superstars to ever play the game. The demeanor, calmness, and mostly emotionless presence he played with exemplifies what the Spurs were like.  While attending Wake Forest Duncan made it to the championship game and  won a player of the year award. Duncan was drafted first overall in the 1997 draft by San Antonio Spurs to form the "Twin Towers" with David Robinson. The "Twin Towers" would go on to win 2 championships between 1997 and 2003 with Tim Duncan bringing home the NBA Finals MVP on both occasions. With Robinson retiring in 2003, Tim Duncan became the leader with a new crop of talent that included Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili who were there for the 2003 NBA Finals, formed a star trio that would go on to win 3 more championships. The Spurs like Tim Duncan have been the most consistent player and team combination since he entered the league. In that span they didn't missed the playoffs and ended up with 5 total championships with 4 of those coming between 1998 and 2007. Duncan had a a old school skill set, great rebounder and defender, and used the backboard better than anyone in the history of the NBA. The combination of player and coach, Tim Duncan and Greg Popovich, will go down as one of the greatest duo to ever do it. The "Big Fundamental" built a quiet legacy that puts him in the conversation of G.O.A.T , but where exactly does he rank?

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