Whether fan or hater, supporter or detractor, one thing is universally accepted as fact: Tim Duncan is one of the greatest players of all time. Regardless of position.
At a time in which the NBA had begun to transform into an league driven by athleticism and brute force, Tim Duncan honed his fundamentals. From his picture perfect bank shot to one of the best low-post games in the history of this great league, Duncan had it all.
He even schooled a few of the older guys on how to play D.
Entering the 2013 NBA season, however, Tim Duncan appears to be on his last legs. He's entering a three-year contract which could be the last of his career, which would signal the end to his legendary 15-year stay in the league.
Rather than reminisce, however, it's much more fitting to look to the future. That is, a future that could put a golden touch on the end of a player who transcends era.