Tim Duncan’s Legacy Grows With or Without 6th Ring

March 31st, 2015 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »

We get it: Tim Duncan is a legend.

More legendary by the game, it seems. And still more legendary whether or not his Spurs win another title in the short term. And that's what some might not get: Duncan is still padding his resume with heroic feats, this time like some kind of ageless Gandalf of hoops wizardry.

It's worth taking a moment to appreciate what he's doing now—not in the previous 17 campaigns, nor during his two MVP seasons or five title marches. The 38-year-old remains great, and his longevity has become a calling card in its own right.

Whereas Kobe Bryant has succumbed to three straight season-ending injuries, Duncan has been just about as relevant as ever on a per-minute basis. He's a two-way force with a game that's still somehow overshadowed by everything else San Antonio has going for it.

Tangibly and intangibly, the Big—and Increasingly Old—Fundamental has earned every bit of that 15th All-Star selection, and not in that "lifetime achievement" sense, either.


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