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Tim Duncan and the 10 Most Boring Players in the NBA
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Before you get all bent out of shape, please take the time to read this.

This is not an article intended to insult anyone of these players or their devoted fans. Being a boring player does not mean you're bad or have a lot of work to be done on improving your game. All it means is that their game doesn't have the appeal of being entertaining.

They rely more on a fundamental and business approach to the game, rather than being the type that swats shots 10 rows into the stadium and dunks over three defenders. They're not going to be on any highlight reels for an amazing play. Instead, they're going to be the player that breaks you down over time and plays a solid consistent game for the entire 48 minutes.

Spectators are always looking for excitement. They don't want to just see a win; they want entertainment in the form of dunks, blocks and no-look passes. They want LeBron James and Dwyane Wade hooking up for full-court alley-oops, Kobe Bryant throwing passes to himself off the backboard and Derrick Rose contorting his body to make a layup.

However, when you take a look back at who's won championships over the past decade, you'll notice that not many exciting teams have won. The San Antonio Spurs have won four since 1999, the Detroit Pistons won in 2004, the Boston Celtics in 2008 and the Dallas Mavericks last year. The Los Angeles Lakers with Shaq and Pau and the Miami Heat with Shaq and Wade were the lone exceptions.

All of the players soon to be mentioned are all quality parts of their team. They may not get your team on ESPN's Top Ten, but they will get you wins or at least try to with their fundamental approach to the game.

Stay boring, gentlemen.

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