|Tim Duncan Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||April 25, 1976|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Tim Duncan is an American former professional basketball player and coach who is best known for his 19-year playing career with the San Antonio Spurs. He is regarded as one of the greatest players in NBA history and the greatest power forward of all time. During the course of his career, he has been the recipient of numerous honors such as NBA Finals‘ “MVP”, NBA‘s “Most Valuable Player”, NBA‘s “Teammate of the Year”, USA Basketball‘s “Male Athlete of the Year”, Sports Illustrated‘s “Sportsman of the Year”, “Chip Hilton Player of the Year”, many more.
Timothy Theodore Duncan
Tim, Timmy, The Big Fundamental, Merlin, Groundhog Day
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
Duncan attended St. Croix Country Day School before he shifted to St. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School.
After graduating from high school, Timmy enrolled himself into Wake Forest University where the basketball team was coached by Dave Odom. He played all his 4 years at Wake Forest and eventually achieved a bachelor of arts and science.
Professional Basketball Player (Now retired)
- Father – William Duncan (Mason)
- Mother – Ione Duncan (Midwife) (Died from breast cancer when Tim was 14 years old)
- Siblings – Cheryl Duncan (Older Sister) (Former Swimmer and later Nurse), Tricia Duncan (Older Sister) (Former Professional Swimmer that competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul)
Duncan has been signed with Jim Tanner.
Center / Power Forward
6 ft 11 in or 211 cm
113 kg or 249 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tim Duncan dated –
- Amy Sherrill (1992-2013) – In 1992, Tim began dating Amy Sherrill. The couple married on July 21, 2001. Tim and Amy spent 12 years together after marriage when they decided to split. They officially divorced on August 21, 2013. Together Timmy and his former wife have one daughter Sydney (b. June 2005) and a son Draven (b. 2007).
- Vanessa Macias (2013-Present) – Since November 2013, Tim is in a relationship with Vanessa Macias.
Race / Ethnicity
- Very calm person
- Towering height
- Often keeps a beard
Timmy has signed sponsorship deals with Adidas, At&T, and Bridgestone.
Also, Duncan has been seen in TV commercials for Sprite, NBA, H-E-B, Nike, Foot Locker, San Antonio, etc.
Best Known For
Winning 5 NBA titles with San Antonio Spurs (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014), being 15 times NBA All-Star and 10 times member of the All-NBA First Team.
Duncan will be remembered for his off-the-glass shots which were part of his signature and most used moves in the game.
First Basketball Match
Duncan had his NBA debut on October 31, 1997, when as a member of San Antonio Spurs, he faced the Denver Nuggets. The Spurs won the game with 107-96 in which Duncan contributed with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists for a total of 35 minutes spent on the court.
- Big Body
- Post Moves
- Shooting inside of the three-point line
- Team Player
- Sense for the game
- Athleticism (Speed, Agility, Explosiveness)
In 2008, he was seen in the biographical film 9 – Un chiffre, un homme as himself.
First TV Show
In 1999, Duncan showed up on the TV Show Late Night with Conan O’Brien as himself in just one episode.
Tim Duncan Favorite Things
- Book – Jurassic Park
- Food – Steak & Shrimp
- Ice Cream – Gold medal ribbon flavor
- Color – Black
- Music – Rap & Reggae
- TV Show – Martin (1992-1997), Seinfeld (1989-1998)
- Actor – Kevin Spacey
- Board Game – Monopoly
- Holiday – Thanksgiving
- Movie – The Crow (1994)
- Basketball Player – Magic Johnson
- Superhero – Wolverine from X-Men
Source – IMDb, Slam Duncan, Slam Duncan
Tim Duncan Facts
- Duncan was the first pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs.
- In his 19-year-long NBA career, he never changed the team and played only with San Antonio Spurs.
- He is an avid fan of the Chicago Bears.
- As a teenager, Duncan had a goal of becoming an Olympic swimmer. He competed in 50, 100, and 400 meters freestyle swimming and wanted to become a part of the USA’s Olympic team for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
- Duncan’s dream of becoming a professional swimmer collapsed when Hurricane Hugo crashed the only Olympic-sized swimming pool located in Christiansted, Saint Croix. Tim was forced to practice in the ocean, but due to his fear of sharks, he lost his passion for swimming.
- He was offered scholarships from the University of Hartford, University of Delaware, and Providence College, but still decided to join Wake Forest University.
- During his time at college, Duncan wrote a chapter of the social psychology book Aversive Interpersonal Behaviors.
- He has his own foundation by the name “Tim Duncan Foundation”.
- Tim supports the Children’s Bereavement Center, the Cancer Therapy and Research Center, and the Children’s Center of San Antonio.
- Duncan’s relationship with Spurs’ trainer Gregg Popovich was once described as “the greatest love story in sports”.
- He won the gold medal with USA’s national team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
- On July 11, 2012, Tim extended his contract with the Spurs.
- Duncan once stated that his mother was his biggest motivation to become what he is today.
- As a kid, his idol was the legendary NBA superstar and one of the greatest basketball point guards of all-time Magic Johnson.
- For his accomplishments as an athlete, Timmy received the Virgin Islands Medal of Honor.
- Tim is best friends with his former teammate and basketball player Antonio Daniels.
- Duncan is a gamer. He loves playing video games, especially NBA 2K in which he often plays “himself” and the San Antonio Spurs.
- Tim once stated that if he could, he would have challenged former NBA superstars Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain to a one-on-one duel.
- On July 11, 2016, Tim announced that he retires from professional basketball after 19 seasons as a member of the San Antonio Spurs.
- Tim was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020.
- In the past, he was included in the “100 Greatest Professional Basketball Players of the 20th Century” list by the Association for Professional Basketball Research.
- In July 2019, Tim was announced as the assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs. He stepped down as assistant coach of the team in November 2020.
- Duncan is not on social media.