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Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan
Position: F-C
Born: 04/25/76
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:259 lbs. / 117.9 kg.
Salary: $5,250,000
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Q: You had two very different situations in Phoenix and San Antonio. Was there any part of you that was worried about Tim’s shadow? Going with the Suns obviously would have been different, with you as the main attraction. LaMarcus Aldridge: : “No, because I’m not trying to be Tim Duncan. I’m not trying to fill his shoes. No one is going to fill his shoes. First of all, he started there and he ended there. I’m not doing that. I didn’t start there. There’s no pressure, because I didn’t start there and I’m not trying to be him. My game is totally different than his.
via USA Today Sports
After he was informed of his selection, Duncan learned as much as he could about Twyman and Stokes and their special relationship as teammates, leaning on Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Stokes, a three-time All-NBA selection, was left paralyzed after suffering a head injury in 1958. Twyman, a six-time All-Star, took care of Stokes after the injury, eventually adopting him so he could legally provide for his care. “I’ve done my research,” Duncan said. “I’ve spoken to a number of coaches and Pop was great at giving me the history of the teammates and what the award really means and that makes it even more special.”
via San Antonio Express-News