Who is the greatest basketball player of all time? That age-old question has sparked one of the most divisive debates in sports history. Your run-of-the-mill fan might have an unwavering opinion on this matter. But with so many icons lining up at different positions across countless distinctive eras of the NBA, there is little sense in trimming a massive field of worthy candidates down to a singular name.
The Road Trippin Podcast has supplied diehard hoop heads with fantastic content to help them get through the seemingly endless offseason, and it came in clutch again as Channing Frye revealed his NBA Mount Rushmore with cohosts Allie Clifton and Richard Jefferson. Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Shaquille O'Neal made the cut, and Tim Duncan rounded out his list.
While the former league champion didn't spend much time waxing poetic over Duncan, mentioning The Big Fundamental in the same breath as some of the most memorable and decorated figures of the game likely earned him brownie points with the San Antonio Spurs faithful. Frye has rained praise on Timmy in the past, and hopefully, he will continue using his platform to celebrate the Hall of Famer.
Duncan dominated the NBA for two decades and was the best power forward in the association during a stretch that saw superstars like Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, and Chris Webber challenge him for the throne. He also led the Silver and Black to five 60-win seasons, 19 consecutive playoff appearances, and five titles, helping Gregg Popovich establish a dynasty in the 2-1-0.