Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tim Duncan is making me rethink my list of the top-10 all-time NBA players

Exactly one year ago today (which is an odd coincidence, I'd already chosen this topic before I checked) I wrote a post saying that I didn't believe Tim Duncan was one of the top 10 players in NBA history.  In no specific order, my list was Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.

But after getting back to the Finals yet again (for the 6th time with the potential of a 5th title), and at 38 years old putting up 21 points and 10 rebounds (while shooting 9-10 from the field) in the 90-degree non-air-conditioned heat that forced LeBron James to leave Game 1 with cramps, I've decided it's time to give Timmy his due.

Sorry Hakeem, I think you're bumped to #11.

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