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You Tube Gold: The Greatness Of Tim Duncan

Boring? Maybe. Brilliant? Unquestionably

1999 McDonalds Open: Vasco Da Gama v San Antonio Spurs
MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 16: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots against Vasco Da Gama as part of the 1999 McDonald’s Championships on October 16, 1999 at the Fila Forum in Milan Italy. The San Antonio Spurs defeated Vasco Da Gama 103-68. 
Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

The problem with Tim Duncan was that his greatness was boring. He had no charisma at all to speak of. We watched him play at Wake Forest and when the stats were released he’d have 25 points and 17 rebounds. It was blandly routine brilliance.

But the guy was legitimately great. He was so great in fact that you could imagine him in any era of basketball. His game and his skills are timeless.

This list is obviously arbitrary, but it’s as good a list as any: Tim Duncan’s Top Ten plays.

After a brilliant career with the San Antonio Spurs, Duncan is now back on the bench with the only NBA coach he ever had, Gregg Popovich.