San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is celebrating his 38th birthday today, April 25. He still has plenty left in the tank at an advanced age, but retirement is sure to be on the horizon in the next couple of seasons.
So what better time is there to look back on TD’s phenomenal career than right now? His Spurs are in the postseason for an unprecedented 17th consecutive year. They’re eying a fifth title over that span, largely due to his exploits under three-time Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich.
“The Big Fundamental” is a four-time champion, three-time NBA Finals MVP, two-time MVP, eight-time All-Defensive First Team recipient, 10-time All-NBA First Team member, Rookie of the Year award winner and 14-time All-Star.
To avoid arguments about something as arbitrary as set positions, let’s just agree that Duncan is among the best combo bigs in the history of the NBA. Whether you consider him a power forward or a center, he’s an all-time great regardless.