Tim Duncan is an NBA player currently on the San Antonio Spurs. He is a five-time champion, two-time MVP winner and 14-time All-Star.
The Spurs selected Duncan with the No. 1 pick in the 1997 draft after he played four seasons at Wake Forest. He was a two-time First Team All-America selection by the Associated Press in college.
He won the Rookie of the Year award in 1998 after averaging 21.1 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.
Forming the “Twin Towers” with David Robinson, Duncan led the Spurs to their first championship in 1999, defeating the New York Knicks in five games. He averaged 27.4 points, 14.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks en route to being named Finals MVP.
He was named league MVP in 2002 and 2003. From 2000 through 2011, he made 12 straight All-Star games. He has been named to the All-NBA First Team 10 times. He set an NBA record by being named to an All-NBA team and All-Defensive team in each of his first 13 seasons, besting Robinson’s record of seven years.
Teaming with point guard Tony Parker and shooting guard Manu Ginobili, Duncan and the Spurs beat the New Jersey Nets in the 2003 NBA Finals. Duncan was named Finals MVP and closed the series with a near quadruple-double of 21 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists and eight blocks.
Duncan led the Spurs past the Detroit Pistons in 2005 and was named Finals MVP for a third time in his career. He had 25 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the Game 7 victory.
The Spurs beat LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals for the franchise’s fourth title. While Parker was named Finals MVP, Duncan averaged 18.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 blocks during the series.
Duncan returned to the Finals in 2013, but the Spurs blew a 3-2 series lead against James and the Miami Heat.
Duncan won his fifth championship in 2014, knocking off the Heat in a five-game series.