- Also Known As:
- The Big Fundamental, Slam Duncan, TD, Timmy D, Twin Towers, Mr. Fundamental
- Date of Birth:
- April 25, 1976
- 6' 11"
Tim Duncan (born Timothy Theodore Duncan on April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands) is an American former professional basketball player. Growing up in Saint Croix, Tim dreamt of becoming an Olympic-level swimmer like his sister. Though he excelled at the sports, his interests waned and shifted over to basketball. His size gave him an advantage and he quickly became a star. He joined Wake Forest University, and led them to the ACC Championship in the 1994-95 season. He finished school and joined the NBA in 1997, making himself eligible in that year’s draft. The San Antonio Spurs picked him No. 1 overall. Along with David Robinson, he became part of the “Twin Towers.” Tim grabbed 22 rebounds in his first ever game and began a historic career that lasted 19-years. He won the NBA Championship five times with the Spurs. He was named NBA Most Valuable Player in 2002 and 2003. He went to the NBA All-Star game 15-times and was named 1998 NBA Rookie of the Year. He also won a Bronze gold medal in the 2004 Olympic games. In 2016, after nearly two decades playing in the NBA (and for the same team!) Tim announced his retirement from the game.
Best Known For:
Tim Duncan is best known as a NBA Champion and a former player for the San Antonio Spurs.
Tim’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and died one day before he turned 14-years-old. Before she died, she made him promise to finish college with a degree. Tim married Amy Sherrill in July 2001. They welcomed their first child, daughter Sydney, in 2005. Their second son, Draven, was born in 2007. They divorced in 2013. Tim is active in charitable work. He is also a fan of Renaissance fairs and the fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons.