Tim Duncan  
 

  • Tim has worn his shorts backwards in practice since his college days.
  • Tim won the NBA Rookie of the Month award every single month in 1997-98.
  • According to Dave Twardzik, Warrior GM at the time, had Tim come out after his sophomore year Golden State would have made him the first overall pick in the draft.
  • Tim was the first rookie since Larry Bird to be named first-team All-NBA.
  • Tim reached the 10,000-point 5,000-rebound mark faster than all but 12 players in NBA history.
  • Tim was just the ninth player to win back-to-back MVPs.
  • Tim’s six straight first-team All-NBA selections from the start of his career matched Elgin Baylor, Larry Bird, George Mikan, Bob Pettit and Oscar Robertson.
  • Tim's teammate like to call him "Dunc."
  • Tim did not avoid tough courses in college. He took anthropology, psychology and Chinese literature during his senior year at Wake Forest.
  • Tim earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake in Psychology.
  • Tim is playing in the right town from a culinary standpoint. He has loved Mexican food his whole life.
  • Tim is a knife and sword collector. He owns several historic pieces, including an authentic samurai sword.
  • Tim is fascinated by Merlin from the Camelot legend. He has a tattoo of Merlin on his arm.
  • Since childhood, Tim’s favorite music has been Reggae.
  • Tim says reading the book, The Hurried Child (by David Elkind), was what made him stay at Wake all four years. The book discusses the perils of forcing big responsibilities on young people.


 

 



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George Mikan, 1952 Wheaties

 

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