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Tim Duncan

Slam Duncan

As one of San Antonio's "Twin Towers," Tim Duncan earned NBA Rookie of the Year honors in 1997-98. He was also the only rookie to earn a spot on either NBA All-Star Team. As a senior at Wake Forest, Duncan won the Naismith and Wooden Awards and was the consensus National Player of the Year. He holds the Atlantic Coast Conference record for blocked shots (481), and is third in rebounds (1,570). In 1998-99 Duncan led the Spurs in scoring, rebounds and blocked shots, and ranked second in field-goal percentage. He also ranked fifth in the NBA in rebounds and seventh in blocked shots, and was named to the All-Defensive First Team.

Kevin Kernan is a sportswriter. He is a graduate of Ramapo college and resides in Pequannock, New Jersey with his family.

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