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Tops Sports.Com Five Greatest Players in NBA History Countdown: No.4

Tim Duncan

Former Spurs power forward Tim Duncan was selected number one overall in the 1998 NBA Draft. The four-year standout out of the University of Wake is the last great player to excel at the pro-level after spending all four years in college.

Duncan could have opted to leave Wake Forest a year earlier but decided not to. In San Antonio, he was paired with Hall of Fame center David Robinson. The duo would be known as the “Twin Towers” Duncan and Robinson would have an immediate impact on the Spurs, but slowly faded away due to the decline of David Robinson.

The Spurs would become Tim Duncan’s team after “The Admiral” decided to retire in 2003. Duncan had one of the greatest runs’s ever as a premiere power forward in the National Basketball Association.

Under Duncan’s watch, the Spurs won five world championships and could have had a sixth if was not for Ray Allen. Many individuals do not recognize the Spurs organization as a dynasty, but the feats they accomplish while Tim Duncan wore a Spurs uniform, I think they should be called a dynasty.

Duncan moved to the beat of his drum and could care less of what was said about him in the media. When it was time to play, he showed everyone what he was about on the court and talked trash later.

Aside from winning five championships, Duncan’s accolades include two-time Most Valuable Player Award, three-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, and 15-time All-Star selection, and 1998 NBA Rookie of the Year.

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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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