I will be the first to say that I use to HATE Tim Duncan when his Spurs had their title runs in the 2000’s. Growing up I was a huge KG fan( still a KG fan) and I would hate when people would say that Duncan was the better power forward. My excuse like many Garnett fans would always refer that KG never had any true help compared to Timmy D.
That may be true, but I don’t want to take away what Duncan did as a player.
Yes Duncan has always had a lot of help. Whether it was David Robinson, Sean Elliot, Derek Anderson, Manu Ginobili, or Tony Parker Duncan has never suffered from playing on terrible teams. As I’ve gotten older I finally realized how good Tim Duncan actually was and still is good till this day. Duncan possess a killer instinct that often goes unnoticed. Duncan’s Spurs were the only team to beat Shaq and Kobe’s Lakers during their peak years.
Bank shots are boring, jump hooks are boring, being an anchor of team defense is boring as well, but being boring got Tim Duncan 4 NBA Championships, 13 All-Star Games, 2 MVP’S, 3 Final MVP’s and a host of other awards.
Now that I am older I see how great of a player Tim Duncan actually is. Duncan’s Spurs are clearly the best team in the West and may be primed for another run at the title. No matter if the Spurs win or not I know that I had the opportunity to watch one of greatest players in NBA history play during his career.