Happy birthday to Spurs legend and Hall of Famer Tim Duncan
By Ethan Farina
The greatest member of the San Antonio Spurs turns 44 today, happy birthday to the best power forward of all time, Tim Duncan
We all love to debate who is the greatest of all time. Micheal Jordan or LeBron James, Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus, Tom Brady or Tom Brady, it’s a debate we can all get behind. That said, there can be no debating who is this greatest player in San Antonio Spurs history.
Tim Duncan is the undisputed greatest San Antonio Spur of all time. Just check the tape and the resume. Five-time NBA champion, three-time Finals MVP, two-time NBA MVP, 5-time NBA All-Star, 15-time NBA All-Defensive Team member, 15-time All-Star, and Rookie of the Year. Sheesh. And it just so happens to be his birthday today, happy birthday to our GOAT.
Even as he turns 44, Timmy is still racking up the accomplishments. In his 43rd year on this earth, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and won his first game as a head coach in the NBA. Not a bad year at all.
Never one to bask in the spotlight, I’m sure Timmy would prefer we all focus on more important things than his birthday but he means so much to the Spurs franchise, and the game of basketball as a whole, that we have to take some time to celebrate him. Stars around the NBA feel the same way.
Kevin Love took a trip down memory lane and posted a picture of himself with Duncan as he reminisced on his introduction to the NBA at the hands of Duncan. The Big Fundamental put up a smooth 30 points and 16 rebounds on the rookie Love back in 2008, quite the introduction to the NBA. And in typical Ducan fashion, I’m sure he didn’t say a word the whole time.
So happy birthday to the greatest San Antonio Spur of all time and our current assistant coach, Tim Ducan. Here’s to hoping that year 44 brings him all the happiness in the world, he certainly deserves it.