Tim Duncan
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"Timothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan" is an American professional basketball player who has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6-foot 11-inch (2.11 m), 250-pound (113 kg) power forward (basketball)/power forward/center (basketball)/center is a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Award/NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player/NBA Finals MVP, and NBA Rookie of the Year. He is also a 15-time NBA All-Star Game/NBA All-Star and the only player to be selected to both the All-NBA Team/All-NBA and NBA All-Defensive Team/All-Defensive Teams in every one of his first 13 seasons.

Duncan started out as a swimmer and only began playing basketball in ninth grade after Hurricane Hugo destroyed the only Olympic-sized pool on his home of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He soon became a standout for St. Dunstan's Episcopal High School, and had an illustrious college career with the Wake Forest University Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball/Demon Deacons, winning the Naismith College Player of the Year, USBWA College Player of the Year and John Wooden Award/John Wooden awards in his final year. Duncan graduated from college before entering the 1997 NBA Draft as the number one pick.

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The problem they have is convincing advertisers it's a viable medium. I think that's a big hurdle.

I am the leader of this team, ... So, it starts with me, and I understand that.

It should be a blast. To have the entire team there, (the people) are psyched.

I got a lot of (grief) for that, too. Trust me, I'm getting my share.

Paper doesn't mean anything to us. It's about going out there and playing together. It's about chemistry and people accepting roles. More talent doesn't always mean you're a better team.

They approached us with the problem, and we fixed it. We don't see any of that as a breach of contract.

I've already gotten a bunch, so I'm hoping it will clear up a bit.

We don't see that the lease was breached.

I haven't been around him in so long, not for anything other than our paths just haven't crossed. It was great to have some time ... and talk about old times.