Tim Duncan is an American former professional basketball player and coach. Duncan is widely regarded as the greatest power forward of all time and as one of the greatest players in NBA history. He spent his entire 19-year playing career with the San Antonio Spurs. Tim started out as an aspiring swimmer and did not begin playing basketball until ninth grade when Hurricane Hugo destroyed the only available Olympic-sized pool in his homeland of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Timothy Theodore Duncan
Tim, Timmy, The Big Fundamental, Merlin, Groundhog Day
Professional Basketball Player (Now retired)
Center / Power Forward
Birthday / Date of Birth
Tim Duncan was born on the 25th of April 1976, in Christiansted, Virgin Islands, United States.
He’s currently 44 years old.
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.
- 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)
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tim Duncan has 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) – In November 2013, Tim is in a relationship with Vanessa Macias. In 2017, Duncan and longtime girlfriend Vanessa Macias welcomed a child, daughter Quill Duncan.
- In feet – 6 feet 11 inches
- In centimeters – 211 cm
- In meters – 2.11 m
- In Kilograms – 113 kg
- In Pounds – 249 lbs
- Measurements – 50-15.5-38
- Chest – 50 in or 127 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 15.5 in or 39.5 cm
- Waist – 38 in or 96.5 cm
His wears a size 16 (US) shoe.
Tim became known after 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.
Basketball Match Debut
On October 31, 1997, Duncan had his NBA debut 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.
In 2008, Duncan was seen in the biographical film, 9 – Un chiffre, un homme as himself.
In 1999, Duncan showed up in the Television, Late Night with Conan O’Brien as himself in just one episode.
Timmy has signed sponsorship deals with Adidas, At&T, and Bridgestone. He also has been seen in TV commercials for Sprite, NBA, H-E-B, Nike, Foot Locker, San Antonio, etc.
Tim Duncan Favorites
- Favorite Actor – Kevin Spacey
- Favorite Actress – Julia Roberts
- Favorite Singer – Miley Cyrus
- Favorite TV Show – Martin (1992-1997), Seinfeld (1989-1998)
- Favorite Board Game – Monopoly
- Favorite Movie – The Crow (1994)
- Favorite Basketball Player – Magic Johnson
- Favorite Superhero – Wolverine from X-Men
- Favorite Book – Jurassic Park
- Favorite Music – Rap & Reggae
- Favorite Color – Black
- Favorite Food – Steak & Shrimp
Tim Duncan Net worth
Tim Duncan has an estimated net worth of $150 million dollars as of 2020.
Social Media Profiles
- Twitter – Tim Duncan
Some Lesser Known Facts About Tim Duncan
- As a kid, his idol was the legendary NBA superstar and one of the greatest basketball point guards of all time Magic Johnson.
- Duncan was the first pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. He was selected by the San Antonio Spurs.
- Tim is an avid fan of Chicago Bears.
- He was offered scholarship from the University of Hartford, University of Delaware and Providence College, but still decided to join Wake Forest University.
- In college, Duncan played for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and in his senior year, he earned the John Wooden Award as well as Naismith College Player of the Year and USBWA College Player of the Year.
- In his 19-year long NBA career, he never changed the team and played only with San Antonio Spurs.
- Tim supports the Children’s Bereavement Center, the Cancer Therapy and Research Center and the Children’s Center of San Antonio.
- 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.
- Tim is best friends with his former teammate and basketball player Antonio Daniels.
- Duncan loves playing video games especially NBA 2K in which he often plays “himself” and the San Antonio Spurs.
- In 2013, Duncan opened the vehicle customization BlackJack Speed Shop in San Antonio, Texas, located near the San Antonio Spurs practice facility.
- On December 2, 2013, Duncan became the oldest player to record a 20–20 game in NBA history, finishing with 23 points, 21 rebounds and the game-winning jump shot against the Atlanta Hawks.
- On June 23, 2014, Tim exercised his $10.3 million player option for the 2014–15 season.
- On July 9, 2015, Duncan re-signed with the Spurs to a two-year deal.
- On July 11, 2016, Tim announced that he retires from professional basketball after 19 seasons as a member of San Antonio Spurs.
- Duncan has his own foundation by the name Tim Duncan Foundation.
- In March 2020, Duncan offered to pay for airline tickets for college students in the U.S. Virgin Islands to travel home during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
- On November 12, 2020, Tim stepped down as assistant coach of the Spurs.