He is a Hall of Fame player with a career average of 19 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 3 assists a game.
When people talk about Duncan, they refer to him as one of the best players of all time.
But did you know that he was great right from the very beginning?
Tim Duncan after 2 NBA seasons:
• Rookie of the Year
• 1x Champion
• 1x Finals MVP
• 2x First Team All-NBA
• 1x All-Star (No ASG played in ‘99)
• 1x First Team All-Defense
• 1x Second Team All-Defense
• 5th and 3rd place MVP finishes
Top 5 in the league at 22 years old. pic.twitter.com/3MGA74rEqv
— Hilltop Hoops (@HilltopNBA) September 21, 2022
It’s true, Duncan got off to an amazing start when he entered the NBA back in 1997.
After only two seasons, Duncan was the Rookie of the Year, an NBA champion, Finals MVP, First Time All-NBA twice, an NBA All-Star, First Team All-Defense, and a candidate for MVP twice.
At just 22 years old, Duncan was already one of the top five players in the world.
And he remained consistently great for the rest of his time in the league.
The Big Fundamental
The early 2000s were a great time for the Spurs and Duncan was at the center of it all.
The big man was totally dominant during his career and racked up a slew of incredible honors.
He was a 5-time NBA champion and was an All-Star 15 times.
In the end, he would claim that coveted MVP trophy twice too.
Today, he is a member of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team and is still called one of the best players of all time.
The Spurs remember him fondly, especially as they experience some tough times today.