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Best player since 1998

Tim Duncan's post up game is a work of art.

Tim Duncan’s post up game is a work of art.

Tim Duncan is the best player in the NBA since 1998.  Although he is no where near the scoring talent that Kobe is, Duncan is just as dedicated to his craft and more consistent.

Tim Duncan’s defensive presence, selflessness, composure, competitiveness, his durability, and his basketball I.Q. are all reasons why he is the best basketball player to play since 1998.  Tim Duncan’s win percentage and amount of rings are more impressive than Kobe’s.  This is due to the fact that  Kobe Bryant was not even the best player on his team for the first three rings that he won.

Tim Duncan, is arguably the best player at his position of all time. (PF)  He has 16-50 win seasons in 17 seasons.  That’s more 50 win seasons then 26 of the 32 NBA teams have all time.  Duncan replaced David Robinson as the Spurs defensive anchor, and is co-facilitator of the Spurs offense along with Tony Parker.  Although Duncan is not the most athletic player in the NBA he was able to use is high basketball I.Q. and his uncanny post ability to become one of the best Big man to ever play the game.  He is arguably the smartest player to ever play.  Tim Duncan is one of only ten players to win multiple MVP awards.  Only the second player behind Jordan to win finals MVP in his first three trips to the finals.  One of only four players to be named finals MVP more than three times. (Magic, Jordan, and Shaq).  The first player in NBA history to be named to both an All-NBA Team and an All-Defensive Team in each of his first 13 seasons.  The fifth player in league history to earn All-NBA First Team honors in each of his first 8 seasons (Elgin Baylor, Bob Pettit, Larry Bird, and Oscar Robertson).  One of just four players in NBA history to amass over 22,000 points, 12,000 rebounds and 2,000 blocks (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O’Neal).  Duncan and Bob Cousy are the only two players in NBA history to start in 12 consecutive All-Star games.  One of three active players to appear in 13-or-more All-Star Games (along with Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett)

Best Statistical season: 25 points 12.7 rebounds 2.5 blocks

Career stats: 25,974 points(14th all time) 14,644 rebounds(8th all time) 2942 blocks(6th all time) 4062 assists

Career averages: 19 points 11 rebounds 2.2 blocks 50% FG

Best Playoff averages: 27 points 15 rebounds 4.3 blocks

Playoff stats: 239 playoff games 5,074 points(5th all time) 2786 rebounds(3rd all time) 555 blocks(1st all time)

Duncan also owns the all time playoff double-double mark.

Playoff averages: 21 points 11.7 rebounds 2.3 blocks

  • 5 time NBA champion

    Mr. Consistency

    Mr. Consistency

  • 2 time NBA MVP
  • 3 time Finals MVP,
  • 15 All Star games(MVP of All Star game once)
  • 10 all-NBA 1st teams
  • 3 all-NBA 2nd teams
  • 1 all-NBA 3rd team
  • 8 all-defensive 1st team
  • 6 all defensive 2nd team
  • Rookie of the Year
  • NBA all-rookie 1st team

 

 


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