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Tim Duncan        

Former Professional Basketball Player; Founder of the Tim Duncan Foundation

His parents William and Ione also had two daughters, Cheryl and Tricia. Tim’s 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. Dunstan’s 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 Children’s 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 “Timbuktu.” 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.

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Tim Duncan 'at the top' with NBA greats after 5th title

Jun 16, 2014 ... No less than Bill Russell sung the praises of Tim Duncan, the San Antonio Spurs star who seemingly defies Father Time, after he won his fifth ...

Tim Duncan is the greatest gift to coaching | ProBasketballTalk

Jun 17, 2014 ... Tim Duncan was out there playing his usual fierce basketball though his Spurs were up by 20 or so and had the thing wrapped up. At one point ...

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Apr 2, 2014 ... Since Tim Duncan made his NBA debut in 1997, the San Antonio Spurs have won a lot of games. They've only fallen below 50 once in his ...

Tim Duncan and the Spurs Are NBA Champs (Again) - ABC News

Jun 16, 2014 ... The win was especially meaningful for Spurs forward Tim Duncan and head coach Gregg Popovich, who've participated in all of the team's ...

Spurs star Tim Duncan could look to leave on a high note, win NBA ...

Jun 3, 2014 ... SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan was very unlike Tim Duncan when he made what sounded like a guarantee after the Spurs advanced to the ...

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