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SlamDuncan.com Although he didn't play organized basketball until ninth grade, Tim Duncan is one of the world's premiere basketball stars and is 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 four seasons. He was selected with the first pick of the 1997 draft and was named NBA Rookie of the Year and 1999 NBA Finals MVP after winning his first NBA Championship with the San Antonio Spurs. Tim won back-to-back NBA MVP awards in 2002 and 2003 and was named NBA Finals MVP in 2003 and 2005.

He and his wife Amy were married in the summer of 2001 and, together, they run the Tim Duncan Foundation- which will fund nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, health awareness and research, and youth sports and recreation. Foundation funds will be raised through special events and fundraisers. Over the last five years – through the Tim Duncan Bowling for Dollar$ Charity Bowl-A-Thon – Duncan has raised and donated more than $550,000 for breast and prostate cancer detection, prevention, and treatment. In addition he hosts an annual charity golf tournament in San Antonio.

The Foundation has also donated $25,000 to purchase and install the first wooden basketball court on the island of St. Croix, Tim’s homeland in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In San Antonio, the Foundation recently purchased a multi-purpose vehicle from Gunn Automotive for Roy Maas' Youth Alternatives (RMYA). The vehicle replaced the center’s existing van with a newer, safer means of transportation for the nearly 700 children per year that they serve.

Tim Duncan Quick Career Highlights:



SlamDuncan.com · Named the 2005 Finals MVP

· 2004 Athens Olympic Game Medalist

· Named the 2003 Finals MVP

· Named Most Valuable Player in 2002-03 season

· Named Most Valuable Player in 2001-02 season

· 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 five 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 seven seasons. Duncan is only the sixth player in NBA history to make the All-NBA First Team in each of his first seven seasons, joining Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor, Larry Bird, George Mikan, Bob Pettit and Oscar Robertson.

· 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

· Named the 1998 Rookie of the Year

· Named co-MVP of the 2000 All-Star Game

Tim Duncan Quick Facts:



· Received his degree in psychology from Wake Forest

· Didn't play organized basketball until the 9th grade

· Concentrated on swimming as a youngster, at one point was a top U.S. competitor in his age group in the 400 freestyle, before his local pool was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989

· Known for wearing his practice shorts backwards, a trend he started while at Wake

· Has two sisters, Cheryl and Tricia ... Tricia was a member of the Virgin Islands swim team in the 1988 Olympics

· Has a large knife collection which includes a three-foot samurai sword

· Admits to being afraid of heights and sharks

· Favorite movie is The Crow

· A video game junkie

· Has a block of 40 tickets to each Spurs home game which he donates to various San Antonio charities

· Hosted the first annual Tim Duncan Bowling for Dollar$ Charity Bowl-A-Thon in January of 2000, and to date has raised over $550,000 for breast and prostate cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

· Teamed-up with corporate partners Sprite and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock to create the Beat Cancer program, raising $50,000 for the Cancer Therapy and Research Center during the 1999-2000 season

· Holds the annual Tim Duncan Foundation Charity Golf Classic to benefit various charitable organizations

· Works in partnership with the Spurs Foundation on a program called Tim Duncan's Character Program which rewards school-age children who have demonstrated integrity, fairness, respect, dependability, caring, and civic responsibility. The The Tim Duncan Foundation has expanded this program to include St Croix, Tim's home in the U.S. Virgin Islands; and to Winston-Salem N.C. area schools near Wake Forest University where Tim attended college.


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