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TIm Duncan Is The Most Successful Player Of His Generation

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San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan clutches the ball prior to the first quarter of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Sunday, April 29, 2012, in San Antonio.
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan clutches the ball prior to the first quarter of Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Sunday, April 29, 2012, in San Antonio.

To see one Tim Duncan game is to have seen them all. You will be treated to a fusillade of bank shots, all fired with the same high, mechanical release. There will also be jump hooks, excellent post defense, effortless dissection of double teams and precise outlet passes in the mold of Walton and Unseld. The same craggy, white-haired coach will pace the sideline, frowning the same disapproving frown. Throughout, Duncan's expression will run the gamut from stone-faced to indifferent.

Duncan is arguably the greatest basketball player of his generation, inarguably its most successful. Yet compared with his peers, he remains practically anonymous.

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