Timothy Theodore Duncan is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He is widely regarded as the greatest power forward of all time. Duncan spent his entire 19-year playing career with the San Antonio Spurs. Duncan is the only player to be selected to both the All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams for 13 consecutive seasons. He has a son, Timothy, who is a professional midwife and a mason.
About Tim Duncan in brief
Timothy Theodore Duncan is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He is widely regarded as the greatest power forward of all time and as one of the greatest players in NBA history. Duncan spent his entire 19-year playing career with the San Antonio Spurs. Duncan was born and raised in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He started playing basketball in ninth grade after Hurricane Hugo destroyed the only available Olympic-sized pool in his homeland. Duncan is the only player to be selected to both the All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams for 13 consecutive seasons. Off the court, Duncan created the Tim Duncan Foundation to raise health awareness and to fund education and youth sports programs. He has two older sisters, Cheryl and Tricia, and one older brother, Scott, who became a film director and cinematographer. In high school, he played basketball for St. Dunstan’s Episcopal. In college, Duncan played for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and in his senior year, he earned the John Wooden Award. Duncan went on to win NBA Rookie of the Year after being selected by San Antonio with the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft. Duncan never swam competitively again, but his brother-in-law inspired him to turn to basketball. In school, Duncan was a bright pupil and dreamt of becoming an Olympic-level swimmer like his sister Tricia. His parents were very supportive, and Duncan excelled at swimming, becoming a teenage standout in the 50, 100, and 400 meters freestyle and aiming to go to the 1992 Olympic Games as a member of the United States Team.
Duncan’s mother, suffering from breast cancer, died one day before his 14th birthday. On her deathbed, she made Duncan and his sisters promise that no matter what they would graduate from college having obtained a degree, going a long way in explaining Duncan’s later refusal to leave his college early for the NBA. In his first year at Wake Forest, Duncan struggled with early transition problems and was even held scoreless in his first game. In the 1993–94 NCAA season, he was forced to play alongside fellow big man Makhtar N’Diaye after fellow teammate Randolph Randolph violated NCAA rules. Duncan eventually transferred to Michigan, where he became the team’s leading scorer and then the Sweet 16 Sweet 16 runner-up. He also won the NBA MVP, a three-time NBA Finals MVP, and a 15-timeNBA All-Star, and the only players to be picked to both All- NBA and All Defensive Teams for 13 consecutive seasons. He was also the leading scorer for the University of Hartford, Providence College, and University of Delaware, before Duncan joined the NBA in 1997. Duncan has a son, Timothy, who is a professional midwife and a mason. His mother, Ione, was aProfessional midwife, and William Duncan, a m Mason. Duncan had two older siblings, Cheryl was a champion swimmer before she became a nurse.