- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Tim is fascinated
by Merlin from the Camelot legend. He has a tattoo of Merlin on his
- 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.
Larry Bird, 1980
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