Michael Jordan was the NBA’s ambassador after Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.
Who was MJ’s heir apparent? Some say Kobe Bryant and others say Shaquille O’Neal.
But what about Tim Duncan? A 15-time NBA All Star, Duncan stuck with one team and had one head coach during his time in the league.
Tim Duncan gripped the baton after MJ’s second and third retirements. Yet, his talent is often overlooked because of his quiet demeanor in an era that had larger than life personalities like Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Karl Malone and more.
“Yeah when you start doing all time players and start picking your top five, your top ten or your top fifteen whatever Tim Duncan needs to show up in that conversation,” NBA Hall of Famer Julius Erving told me on Scoop B Radio.
Arguably the best power forward to played in the NBA, Duncan won five NBA championships, was NBA Finals MVP three times and voted the NBA’s regular season MVP awards twice. The 7-footer was also was an All-NBA First Team selection ten times.