Tim Duncan, in full Timothy Theodore Duncan, (conceived April 25, 1976, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands), American university and expert basketball player, who drove the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to five titles (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014).
In his childhood, Duncan exceeded expectations in free-form swimming and had any desires for partaking in the Olympics subsequent to seeing his more established sister, Tricia, contend as an individual from the Virgin Islands swimming club in 1988. The next year, be that as it may, Hurricane Hugo crushed the vast majority of the island's pools, and Duncan was left unfit to prepare. He started playing basketball and demonstrated a characteristic at the game, however he pulled in little enthusiasm from school scouts. In 1993 Duncan entered Wake Forest University, where he increased national consideration with his inside and out play and balance. He was anticipated to be the main pick in the NBA draft following his lesser year, however Duncan chose to remain in school. In his last season he got the John R. Wooden Award as the remarkable university player in the United States.
Subsequent to graduating with distinction in 1997, Duncan was the Spurs' first generally pick. He and colleague David Robinson shaped the commanding couple known as the "Twin Towers," and in 1998 Duncan was named Rookie of the Year. The accompanying season he arrived at the midpoint of 24 points and 17 bounce back in the NBA finals against the New York Knicks to give the Spurs the establishment's first NBA title and acquire himself the finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) grant. In 2000 he was named co-MVP of the All-Star Game, yet he later endured knee damage that finished his season and constrained him to pull back from the U.S. men's Olympic basketball crew.
After Duncan recouped from his damage, his presentation in the 2001–02 season—in which he turned into the fourteenth NBA player to have enlisted in excess of 2,000 points and 1,000 bounce back in a solitary season—verified him the association's MVP grant. In 2003 he drove the Spurs to triumph over the New Jersey Nets, scoring a triple twofold (21 points, 20 bounce back, and 10 helps) in the unequivocal 6th game to guarantee the NBA title and his second finals MVP grant. He was additionally named MVP for his ordinary season play. In 2004 Duncan at long last understood his fantasy of contending in the Olympics, helping the U.S. men's basketball crew win a bronze decoration at the Athens Games.
Following the retirement of Robinson in 2003, Duncan was named commander of the Spurs. In the 2004–05 season San Antonio crushed the protecting victors, the Detroit Pistons, to win their third title. That year Duncan turned out to be only the fourth player to win three finals MVP grants. In 2007 the Spurs cleared the Cleveland Cavaliers to catch another title. Duncan's solid play proceeded in spite of his (by NBA guidelines) propelling age. In 2012–13 he was named, at age 37, first-group All-NBA for the tenth time in his career. In that postseason he drove the Spurs to the establishment's fifth appearance in the NBA finals, where the group lost a seven-game arrangement to the Miami Heat. Duncan again guided the Spurs to a billet in the finals the accompanying season, where the 38-year-old focus drove his group in minutes played on the way to a five-game-arrangement triumph in a rematch with the Heat. Duncan earned his fifteenth career All-Star Game appearance in 2014–15 and drove the group to 55 ordinary season wins, however the Spurs were wiped out in the first round of the play-offs while playing in a verifiably decent Western Conference field. Duncan turned 40 years of age during the 2015–16 NBA season, and it gave the idea that his age was at long last getting up to speed to him: he found the middle value of career lows in minutes (25.2), focuses (8.6), and bounce back (7.3) per game during the season. Regardless of his impediments, the Spurs set an establishment record by prevailing upon 67 amusements that crusade yet were disturbed in the second round of the play-offs, and Duncan resigned during the accompanying off-season.