Tim Duncan is a former professional basketball player who played with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA (National Basketball Association). He has won the NBA title five times in his career and is known as the greatest power forward ever. Duncan is a 15-time NBA All-Star. He has won several accolades in his career. He is also a good swimmer and started playing basketball when he was in ninth grade. He represented the United States at the 2004 Olympic Games held in Athens and won Bronze. He has won twice in the FIBA Americas Championship. The estimated net worth of Tim Duncan is $190 million US dollars.
Timothy Theodore Duncan was born on April 25, 1976Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He was born to parents William Duncan and Ione Duncan. His father was a mason and his mother was a midwife. He has two sisters named Tricia and Cheryl. As a child, he was a good swimmer and during his teens, he even considered to compete in the Olympic Games as a swimmer. In the 1992 Olympic Games, Duncan was considering to participate in freestyle 50, 100, and 400 meters.
Following the destruction of the swimming pool by Hurricane Hugo, he lost interest in swimming and turned towards basketball. In his ninth grade, he became a stand-out at the St. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School. He received various college scholarships and opted to choose Wake Forest University. After completing his college, Duncan qualified for the 1997 NBA Draft.
In July 2001, Tim Duncan got married to Amy Sherrill. They have two children together, named Sydney and Draven. The couple divorced in 2013. In 2017, he is dating Vanessa Macias and in the same year, he became the father of Quill Duncan.
In the 1997 NBA Draft, Tim Duncan was selected in the first draft pick by San Antonio Spurs. In the 1997-98 Season, he was known as “Twin Towers” along with David Robinson. He was a quality player right from the beginning. In his first professional season, Duncan made an average point of 21.1 with 2.5 blocks per game and 11.9 rebounds. In the 1999-2000 Season, he had 2.2 blocks per game, with an average of 23.2 points, 3.2 assists, and 12.4 rebounds.
He had a successful 2002-03 Season, by defeating New Jersey Nets for the NBA Championship. In the 2003-04 Season, he led the Spurs following the retirement of David Robinson. He ended the season with 2.7 blocks, 12.4 rebounds, 22.3 points, and 3.1 assists. In the 2005 NBA Finals, the Spurs defeated Detroit Pistons and Duncan became only one of the four players to win three NBA titles.
In the 2007-08 Season, the Spurs had a record of 56-26. In the 2013-14 Season, he won his fifth championship and became the only player along with John Sally to win a championship in 3 decades. In July 2015, he resigned from the Spurs and in July 2016, he retired from NBA after playing 19 seasons for San Antonio Spurs.
In 1998, Tim Duncan was named as the Rookie of the Year. He was conferred with the Virgin Islands Medal of Honor. In 2001, he won the IBM Player Award. In 2009, he appeared on the list of Top 50 NBA players of All Time by Slam magazine. He has been named as Player of the Decade by Sports Illustrated.
How much is Net Worth of Tim Duncan in 2017
Tim Duncan had a successful NBA career and has also represented his country in various tournaments. He has received several honors in his career. He is a five-time NBA Champion and has been named three times as the Most Valuable Player. Tim Duncan’s net worth is an estimated $190 million US dollars as of 2017.
His total career statistics include 26,496 points, 15,091 rebounds, and 4,225 assists. He has also represented the United States at the 1995 Summer Universiade tournament and clinched Gold. In 2017, Duncan was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. He holds several other records and has been an eight-time NBA All-Defensive First Team.
Tim Duncan is the founder of ‘The Tim Duncan Foundation’. He has raised money for prostate and breast cancer research. He also supports various other research centers. Both his sisters are professional athletes.