2003 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team, All-NBA First Team 2003, NBA Finals MVP 2003.
Two-time Most Valuable Player (2001-02 and 2002-03)
Named the NBA Finals MVP in both 1999 and 2003 to become just the third player in history to earn Finals MVP honors in each of their first two trips to the Finals (joining Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan)
Just the second player in NBA history to be named to both an All-NBA Team and an All-Defensive Team in each of his first six seasons (David Robinson was the first and he earned the honors in each of his first seven seasons)
Has been named to the All-NBA First Team all six seasons, the first player since Larry Bird (fifth in NBA history: Baylor, Bird, Duncan, Pettit and Robertson) to be named All-NBA First Team in each of his first six seasons
Has earned a spot on the All-Defensive First Team each of the last five seasons after being named to the All-Defensive Second Team as a rookie in '97-98
Named the 1999 Finals MVP
Won the 1998 Rookie of the Year
Named co-MVP of the 2000 All-Star Game
Been named an All-Star five straight seasons (no game was held in 1999)
Ranks seventh among active players in playoff career scoring average with 23.9 ppg
Played for the USA Team in the 1999 Americas Qualifying Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was selected to play for the U.S. Team in the 2000 Olympics but had to withdraw due to a knee injury.
Been named the NBA Player of the Week 15 times and the Player of the Month four times
Leads all players in the NBA in double-doubles over the last six seasons
Named to the All Tournament Team for the 2003 FIBA Americas Menís Qualifying Tournament after leading the U.S. Team to the Gold Medal
Tim Duncan Detailed Biography -
Timothy Theodore Duncan was born on the island of St. Croix. His parents William and Ione also had two daughters, Cheryl and Tricia. Timís childhood dream was to become a swimmer like his older sister Tricia who swam in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, however after hurricane Hugo destroyed all of the pools on St. Croix in 1989 Tim shifted his focus to basketball. In 1992 Chris King, a recent NBA draftee and former Wake Forrest student saw Duncan playing at St. Dunstanís Episcopal High School while visiting St. Croix to promote the NBA in the Caribbean. King convinced Wake Forest coach Dave Odom to recruit Duncan. While at Wake Forest, Tim was named the NCAA National Player of the Year by the Associated Press, he could have left Wake Forest after his junior year to become the number one pick in the NBA draft, but decided instead to complete his degree in psychology, fulfilling a promise he and his sisters made to their mom before she succumbed to Breast Cancer; to earn a college degree (all three have graduated). The San Antonio Spurs chose Tim as the first pick in the 1997 NBA draft. By season end Tim was voted as Rookie of the Year and was the only rookie selected for the 1998 All-Star game. A NBA championship would follow in his 2nd season (1999). A knee injury crushed Hopes of a repeat. Duncan has been a member of three USA Basketball teams.
He works with various charities including Childrenís Bereavement Center of San Antonio, working with children who lost a parent at an early age. He also provides 25 tickets to each home game in a section cleverly titled ďTimbuktu.Ē to children who would be otherwise unable to attend a game. In St. Croix, Tim is devoted to bringing sports and business opportunities to the island. Duncan continues to play in the number 21 jersey as a power forward for the San Antonio Spurs while endorsing high-profile products such as Nike.