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WIN Sports Minute: Is It Happy Trails For Tim Duncan?

May  17,  2016

Tim Duncan


By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News


Oklahoma City, OK, USAWe might have seen the end of an era when the San Antonio Spurs were eliminated from the NBA playoffs the other night by
the Oklahoma City Thunder.

When the Spurs walked off the court, it might have been the last
time we see Tim Duncan play in a basketball game.

That would be a shame because Duncan will go down as one of the greatest players of all time. Now you can argue about which Laker was the greatest player ever, whether it was Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson or Kobe Bryant, who just retired. With many other NBA franchises, there is more than one candidate.


But when it comes to the Spurs, there is no debate. Their
greatest player is Tim Duncan.

Duncan didn’t just change a franchise. He put the Spurs on the NBA map. Before he arrived in 1997 from Wake Forest, the Spurs had never reached an NBA Finals. So they had no titles. They were a nice little team in sleepy South Texas that had come into the league in 1976 from the old American Basketball Association.

But with Duncan’s arrival and what he did for the last 20 years, he’s been as synonymous with San Antonio as the Alamo. With Duncan leading the way, the Spurs won five titles, got to one other Finals and became what is considered the NBA’s model franchise.

But with Duncan’s arrival and what he did for the last 20 years, he’s been as synonymous with San Antonio as the Alamo. With Duncan leading the way, the Spurs won five titles, got to one other Finals and became what is considered the NBA’s model franchise.

May 16, 2016

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