Tim Duncan, considered by many the best power forward in NBA history, He earned the respect of the entire League on and off the pitch. Player talented, sober, intelligent and efficient on the parquet, stood out outside for its humility and his loyalty. Not surprisingly, he played his entire career (during the 19 seasons) in the San antonio spurs, where did i win five championships and became a legend.
One of the people who have the most respect for Tim Duncan is a legend of another generation, the mythical Bill Russell. The legend of the Celtics, 2.08m pvot that led his team to win 11 champion rings in the late 1950s and 1960s, compile a history with Tim Duncan to show him how much he respected and admired him.
“Do you know the name of Jackie Robinson? The day after his death, his wife called me and said: ‘I want you to be the one to carry the coffin at Jackie’s funeral’. I said of course, but asked why. He told me that I He was Jackie’s favorite jock and that’s the same I feel about you“, he told Duncan. “You have played hard, with a lot of intelligence and have won championships.”
Few people in his prolific career have professed such public respect for Duncan throughout his prolific career. And less when it comes to one of the best players in all history, the most awarded with those 11 rings, in addition to being five times MVP and participate in 12 All Star.
A Russell, which currently has 87 to, you will love that Duncan was one of the people who carried his coffin the day i pass away. And for sure when that happens, Duncan will be delighted, because they both profess a mutual admiration that goes beyond the limits of basketball.