The rise of Tim Duncan from the family of a mason and midwife he managed to make a good record in history, Career, Parents, Net Worth, Siblings, Wife, and Kids

Quick Facts About Tim Duncan

Full Name Timothy Theodore Duncan
Nick Name The Big Fundamental
Born 25 April 1976 (46 years)
Nationality American
Height 6 ft. 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 250 lb (113 kg)

Who is Tim Duncan?

Tim Duncan is an American former basketball star and coach. He is well known for his combining skills as a passer, rebounder, shooter, scorer, dribbler as well as defender, Duncan is one of the best all-around players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In addition to basketball, he has earned various basketball awards as well as achievements, despite all the accolades continually heaped upon him.

Childhood and early life Tim Duncan grew in

Tim Duncan was born on 25 April 1976, in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He is the third of four children born to William and Ione Duncan. His father was a mason who worked a variety of jobs while her mother was a midwife. Tim together with his sister Tricia were both talented swimmers, Tricia represented the Virgin Islands in the 100 and 200-meter backstroke in the 1988 Olympics while  Tim holds the Virgin Islands record in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle events as well as a nationally ranked swimmer in the United States in the 400-meter freestyle by the age of thirteen.

Tim’s mother was the caring mother she used to encourage and support her children. She never missed attending all of Tim’s swim meets, and she was usually yelling loud enough for Tim to hear her above the crowd. Furthermore, her mother instilled a strong work ethic in her children and Tim still repeats her motto to himself. Her motto was “Good, better, best never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best”. Tim had a big dream in his swimming career in the Olympics but Hurricane Hugo Hugo hit St. Croix in 1989, where it destroyed the Olympic-sized pool on the Island. With no place to train Tim tries to train to swim in the Ocean but he was not succeeded in sharing the water with the sharks that inhabited the waters around St. Croix.

Tim’s mother dies from breast cancer just one day before his fourteenth birthday. His mother’s death took away Tim’s swim desire, his older sister Cheryl, who had been studying nursing in the United States, returned to the island with her husband to care for the devastated family. Cheryl’s husband Rick Lowry encouraged Tim to pursue basketball, he decided to give a trial to basketball thinking that after basketball season ended he could go back to his swimming career but basketball season never ended. By the time he was a senior, he was averaging twenty-five points, twelve rebounds as well as five blocked shots per game at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School.

How did Tim Duncan start his career?

Tim started his career at an early age, as a child who grew up in the American Virgin Islands, Tim and his two sisters were the best-rated swimmers who were urged on by their mother. At the age of 13, he was ranked among the top competitors in the United States in the 400-meter freestyle as well as holds Virgin Island records in the 50-meter and 200-meter freestyle events. After the death of her, his interest in swimming waned quickly and he never swam competitively again, and he began focusing his attention on the basketball backboard as well as the pole outside his front door that had been a gift from his older sister Cheryl.

Tim Duncan Bio
Photo/Courtesy

Tim became a dominant post player as well as one of the tallest men in St. Croix during his high school year, his height lead him to attract representatives from Wake Forest University, Providence College, University of Hartford as well as Delaware State University to a made a trip to Croix to see him play. In his college game over the University of Alaska at Anchorage, he did not manage to score any points or took any shots. Moreover, after his slow start he became a powerhouse on defense and by the end of the season had set the school record for blocked shots. His offensive skills were more in evidence during his sophomore year when he became one of the two players in his conference to average a double-double of 16.8 points per game and 12.5 rebounds that were in double figure.

With the help of Tim, Wake Forest became a perennial contender in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament. He finished his exemplary career at Wake Forest with a phenomenal senior season by scoring 20.8 points per game, averaging 3.3 blocks per game as well as leading the nation with 14.7 rebounds per game.

Tim was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1997 NBA draft. He signed a three-year contract with the Spurs that was worth over $10 million dollars. He worked well with the Spurs star center David Robinson and developed a reputation as an unselfish team player.

His interest and passion for basketball led him to become the one of major professionals of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in his rookie season, despite starting late in sport with the Spur. Tim’s appearance on the Spur was a key factor in the incredible turnaround for the team, who improve performance from 20 victories in 1996-97 to 56 victories in 1997-98 season, he averaged 21.1 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, as well as 2.51 blocked shots per game and his 549 shooting percentage, was the fourth best in the NBA. In addition to basketball, he led all rookies in scoring, rebounds, shot-blocking as well as field goal percentage and was the top scorer for the Spurs in 34 games.

Tim made his appearance as acting head coach on 3 March 2020, he lead the Spurs to a 104-103 comeback win over the Charlotte Hornets which Popovich missed due to personal reasons. Moreover, Tim stepped down as assistant coach of the Spurs on 12 November 2020.

Tim’s career highlights

  • Tim was a Highly ranked swimmer as a child by setting Virgin Islands swimming records in 50-meter and 100-meter freestyles.
  • Tim learned to play basketball as a young teenager
  • Tim established a school record for blocked shots as a freshman at Wake Forest University, in 1994
  • He set the third-best all-time collegiate record for blocked shots (3.98 per game), 1993–97
  • Tim was the number-one National Basketball Association (NBA) draft pick, in 1997
  • He signed a three-year contract with San Antonio Spurs, in 1997
  • Tim led NBA with 57 double-doubles and became the 19th rookie to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, 1997–98
  • He led all rookies in scoring, rebounds, shot-blocking, and field goal percentage, 1997–98
  • Tim was the only rookie to play in NBA All-Star Game, in 1998

How did Tim Duncan get Awards and honors?

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Defensive Player of the Year, (1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97)
  •  Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year, (1995–96)
  • John R. Wooden and James A. Naismith Awards, Consensus Best Player in College Basketball, (1997)
  •  Schick Rookie of the Year, NBA, (1997–98)
  •  Named NBA Rookie of the Month in each month of his rookie season, (1997–98)

What does Tim Duncan do out off the court?

In 2001, Tim started the Tim Duncan Foundation to fund programs involving health awareness as well as research, education, and youth sports and recreation in San Antonio in Winston-Salem and the United States Virgin Islands. His foundation raised more than $350000 for breast and prostate cancer research. Tim also supported the Children’s Bereavement Center, the children’s center of San Antonio as well as the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. Tim is also a business venture, in 2013 he opened the vehicle customization BlackJack Speed Shop in San Antonio located near the San Antonio Spurs practice facility. Furthermore, Black Jack Speed Shop in partnership with the Tim Duncan Foundation organized urgently needed supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Did Tim Duncan marry?

Yes, Tim was married to Amy Sherrill in July 2001, and both of them were blessed with two children, Quill Duncan, and Draven Duncan. Unfortunately in August 2017, they get divorced. In 2017, Tim and his new girlfriend Vanessa Macias welcomed their first child called Sydney Duncan

Who were the parents of Tim Duncan?

Tim is the son of William Duncan a mason and Ione Duncan, a professional midwife.

Who were the Siblings of Tim Duncan?

Tim has three siblings; Cheryl, Tricia, and Scott

What is the Tim Duncan’s Net Worth?

Tim has a net worth of $155 million

How much does Tim Duncan earn?

Tim has a base salary of $13 million +

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Translate »