Tim Duncan named to 2015 All-Star team
The NBA today announced that San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan has been selected by NBA head coaches to play in the 2015 All-Star Game to be held on Sunday, Feb. 15 in New York City.
With his 15th All-Star selection, Duncan becomes just the fifth player in NBA history to be named an All-Star 15-or-more times, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19 selections), Kobe Bryant (17), Shaquille O’Neal (15) and Kevin Garnett (15). Duncan was selected as an All-Star in each of his first 13 NBA seasons (there was no All-Star Game held in 1999 due to the NBA lockout), joining Bob Cousy, Jerry West and O’Neal as the only players in history to accomplish that feat. He was named the co-MVP of the 2000 All-Star Game along with O’Neal. In NBA All-Star history, Duncan ranks fifth in total rebounds with 127 (behind Wilt Chamberlain, Bob Pettit, Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Russell).