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Tim Duncan

Published : Mar 20 2017 | Modified : Mar 20 2017

Tim Duncan or Timothy Theodor Duncan. is an American Basketball player known as the best power forwards of all time. Duncan was born on 25th April 1976 as the third child of Lone Duncan and William Duncan. He grew up in Christiansted, a small town in one of the islands in US Virgin Islands with his two older sisters Cheryl and Tricia. Duncan aspired to be an Olympic swimmer right from his childhood and trained hard for it, but his dreams came to an end with Hurricane Hugo destroying the sole Olympic sized pool on the island.

Inspired by his brother-in-law, he decided to join Basketball in the freshman year of his high school. In the beginning Duncan found it difficult assimilating into the team with his awkwardly big stature and inexperience, in spite of this, he went on to become a star, averaging at 25 points for every game he played in his senior year. His powerful performance drew a whole bunch of universities offering him scholarships and Duncan eventually chose Wake Forest University in North Carolina where he graduated in Psychology and his career in basketball soared to wonderful heights. He fulfilled the promise he made to his dying mother that he would complete his degree after which he went on to join San Antonio Spurs of National Basketball Association.

Prior to 1997-98, Spurs was suffering from an injury afflicted season which changed as Duncan emerged. Teamed with David Robinson, Spurs became notorious for it frontcourts and the pair began to be known as the Twin Towers. Right in his rookie year, Duncan averaged 21.1 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.5 blocks for every game in all of his 82 games which landed him the title NBA Rookie of the Year.

Duncan continued to be in form throughout his game years posting typical 20/10 numbers. However, by 2008 mid-season his performance began to cool off and what he thought was an injury ended up being chronic knee tendinosis. After some glitches and drawbacks, Duncan rose to his form and led Spurs to the 1999 title. In the later years his team mate Robinson began to wear off his form but Duncan kept Spurs above waters.

He went on to win NBA’s Most Valuable Player title in 2002 and 2003. He stuck to his contract with Spurs until the end of his career in July 2016 when he announced his retirement. He was a remarkable player and had completed 19 seasons, owned five championships and played in 15 all-star games through his long successful career.

Duncan got married to Amy Sherril in July 2001 and got divorced after twelve years of marriage in 2013. The couple gave birth to two children Sydeny and Draven. Tim Duncan drew 5 million USD as salary in 2015 and his net worth is assessed to be 177 million USD. Duncan is actively involved in charity and established the Tim Duncan Foundation to help in healthcare, education and sports in San Antonio. Duncan is currently dating Vanessa Macias, his girlfriend.

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