Tim Duncan: The Forgotten Future Hall of Famer

November 20th, 2010 by Hayden Kim Leave a reply »
Just last night, Tim Duncan passed one of the NBA greats, David Robinson, as the all-time Spurs scoring leader. For modern day fans like myself, the accomplishment came as an expected surprise, if you're "old school," George "The Iceman" Gervin is still the all-time Spurs scoring leader—Gervin played many years in the ABA and if you count those points, Duncan is still behind "The Iceman" by 2,792 points.

Looking back on Duncan's career, one really has to appreciate his greatness. He is arguably the best power forward in NBA history but happens to be one of the most boring players to watch, and let me tell you, those two comparisons don't mesh well together.

When you think of the best players in the league today, the first five players who pop into your head are: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant. These players have one thing in common—they are very fun to watch.

That is why Duncan is so great; his fundamentals are so sound, they make up for the lack of flash and thrill. Now, I, for one, am not a fan of a boring player, but even I cannot argue with Duncan's baske ...

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