Tim Duncan: Where Do You Rank Him All Time Among NBA Big Men?

November 30th, 2010 by Raymond Settles Leave a reply »
I am going to start with a disclaimer.  I loved the NBA more before Air Jordan moved the focus of the game from the paint out to the perimeter.  I would say that is because I played inside during my illustrious high school career. 

As a result, I have always liked seeing how the Power Forwards and Centers collided and battled in the Association.

Having said that, I am willing to acknowledge, albeit of necessity, that the NBA game now is so much more perimeter-oriented. 

That doesn't make it better, in fact, its gotten worse as King David has tried to legislate the concept of physicality out of the NBA and make it a giant-laden ballet. 

It is sad to see so many seven footers and guys who are 6-foot-10 shoot jumpers and are nearly allergic to the paint.  To be a perimeter-based big man takes away from your inherent advantage of being tall!  Duh. But I digress. 

Okay, now that the gripe has gotten out of me, let's tend to the matter at hand, shall we?

Since Tim Duncan was a sophomore at Wake Forest in 1995, he was touted as the No. 1 draft pick in whatever year he ...

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