Tag:Tim Duncan
Posted on: July 25, 2008 11:23 pm
 

Countdown: Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time (No.9)

9th best player of all-time:

Tim Duncan, PF

While some may argue with this decision, the San Antonio Spurs team captain is certainly one of the greatest winners in NBA history. Not only is he a four time NBA champion, he won the Finals MVP in three of those championship winning years.

Very rarely do you see a player who is as smart as The Big Fundamental. Combine smart play, tenacious passion, tough defense, and great rebounding and you get Tim Duncan, who helped turn the Spurs from the local joke to a championship contender. Paired with David Robinson, the Twin Towers made up one of the greatest frontcourts in NBA history, and one that will be hard to match by any team in the future of the NBA.

Duncan is also a great scorer, a very clutch shooter/rebounder, and a great competitor all around. And many will argue that he is the greatest winner since Bill Russell, which I wholeheartedly agree with.

Duncan's accomplishments include:

  • USBWA College Player of the Year (1997)
    Naismith College Player of the Year (1997)
    John Wooden Award (1997)
    ACC Player of the Year (1996, 1997)
    NBA Rookie of the Year (1998)
    NBA MVP (2002, 2003)
    NBA Finals MVP (1999, 2003, 2005)
    NBA Champion (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007)
    NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000)

As stated before, very rarely will you see a player in the NBA with the passion to win, and the smarts to compete at a hall of fame level, which Duncan does, and does well. As long as the San Antonio Spurs have Tim Duncan, the Western Conference should be afraid. Very, very afraid.

Countdown:

10. Hakeem Olajuwon, C
9. Tim Duncan, PF

8th and 7th best players of all-time: Coming tomorrow

Posted on: June 11, 2008 11:30 pm
 

20 Greatest NBA Players of All-Time

1. Wilt Chamberlain, C
2. Magic Johnson, PG
3. Michael Jordan, SG
4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, C
5. Bill Russell, C
6. Larry Bird, SF
7. Oscar Robertson, PG
8. Hakeem Olajuwon, C
9. Tim Duncan, PF
10. Shaquille O'Neal, C
11. Jerry West, SG
12. Elgin Baylor, SF
13. Kobe Bryant, SG
14. Julius Erving, SF
15. Karl Malone, PF
16. David Robinson, C 
17. Moses Malone, C
18. Elvin Hayes, PF
19. Pete Maravich, SG
20. John Stockton, PG

Thoughts?

Posted on: June 10, 2008 1:11 pm
 

All-Time NBA Teams

First Team

PG- Magic Johnson (could do it all, played all five positions at one point in his career, great leader)
SG- Michael Jordan (hands down one of the greatest athletes ever, he was great)
SF- Larry Bird (drained threes like free throws, greatest shooter ever)
PF- Tim Duncan (had a calm personality off the court, dominated opponents on the court)
C- Wilt Chamberlain (one of the most dominating centers)

Second Team

PG- Oscar Robertson (great overall game for a point guard)
SG- Jerry West (combined high scoring offense with lockdown defense)
SF- Elgin Baylor (averaged thirteen boards a game... word.)
PF- Karl Malone (made up one of the most feared duos in basketball history, great inside presence)
C- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (so many MVP awards I've lost count, sick sky hook)

Third Team

PG- John Stockton (master passer, threw assists to the Mailman in his sleep)
SG- Kobe Bryant (can make any shot from any location)
SF- Julius Erving (the best doctor and showman in the history of the NBA)
PF- Elvin Hayes (very underrated, great rebounding and defense)
C- Bill Russell (more rings than fingers... sweet)

Posted on: March 16, 2008 1:48 pm
 

Ranking the All-Time Great Power Forwards

This is going to be a lot tougher. Here we go:

  • Tim Duncan
  • Karl Malone
  • Bob Pettit
  • Elvin Hayes
  • Kevin Garnett
  • Kevin McHale
  • Jerry Lucas
  • Charles Barkley
  • Dolph Schayes
  • Dave DeBusschere

Honorable Mention:

 

Posted on: February 10, 2008 8:34 pm
Edited on: April 15, 2008 8:58 pm
 

Player Rankings

Here are my top five players at each position this year:

Point Guards

Shooting Guards

Small Forwards

Power Forwards

Centers

 
 
 
 
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