Tim Duncan, San Antonio’s Answer to Perfection
San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan is like wine--he gets greater with age.
Last night the Spurs defeated Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105. Duncan had 27 points leading his team to victory. The Spurs "Big Three" of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker have now won 110 playoff games, tying Magic, Kareem, and Michael Cooper.
Tim Duncan is the total model athlete: Never has got into any trouble of any sort; Always has been a team player; Out of Wake Forest where he stayed all four years, before being drafted by San Antonio.
He was mentored by the "Admiral" David Robinson who is Hall of Fame bound, along with Duncan himself.
Greg Popovich, the Spurs head coach who also is going to the Hall of Fame after he retires, has helped Tim Duncan immensely.
The Spurs are located in San Antonio, Texas, which is a different market for a pro sports team. Even so, Tim Duncan could play in New York or LA and still be the same player and person, that being totally grounded.
Right now the Spurs have to take care of the Thunder, but would love one more crack at an NBA Championship. They have won multiple crowns with the "Big Three" and Popovich but they would like to face LeBron and D-Wade again. But of course, the Heat have to get by the Pacers.
Tim Duncan in the NBA Finals one more time? Priceless.