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Old 11-24-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

Fact or Fiction?
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

If 03 Duncan was on the spurs the WFC would be epic.
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

hard to say

if Lebron is probably a better player than he was last year, but in his situation he cant exhibit his full talents, given the opportunity he might be better than Duncan was, then again they play different positions and obviously the big man is more important
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

Fact.....Easily. No explainable needed if you saw/know what Duncan did that season.
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Default Re: 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

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Default Re: 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

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Fact man lol. Tim Duncan in his prime is EASILY the best player in the NBA today.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:22 PM   #7
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Default Re: 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

Fact, calling Duncan a beast in 03 is an understatement, he was THAT good.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:26 PM   #8
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Default Re: 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

Definitely more factual than fictional. Hell, even Duncan in 05-07 could be argued as the best player in the league (at that time). But yeah, Duncan in the early 2000's was a FORCE - not only was he blocking 3 shots a game, dishing out nearly 4 assists a game, grabbing over a dozen boards a game, he was scoring 23.3 points a game for a team that had one of the slowest paces and only averaged 95.8 PPG as a unit. Spurs won 60 games, and didn't let any playoff series go past 6 games. I'll take that Duncan over any player in the league right now - Lebron, Dwight, Durant, whoever.
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Definitely more factual than fictional. Hell, even Duncan in 05-07 could be argued as the best player in the league (at that time). But yeah, Duncan in the early 2000's was a FORCE - not only was he blocking 3 shots a game, dishing out nearly 4 assists a game, grabbing over a dozen boards a game, he was scoring 23.3 points a game for a team that had one of the slowest paces and only averaged 95.8 PPG as a unit. Spurs won 60 games, and didn't let any playoff series go past 6 games. I'll take that Duncan over any player in the league right now - Lebron, Dwight, Durant, whoever.
Duncan had the speed to drive pass you back then and not to mention his auto bank shot.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:29 PM   #10
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Default Re: 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

A little random...did Duncan ever have a 40/20 game?
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:30 PM   #11
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Hell yeah he would! Although I would disagree with 05-07 Duncan..
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Old 11-24-2010, 07:40 PM   #12
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:41 PM   #13
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Default Re: 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

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Definitely more factual than fictional. Hell, even Duncan in 05-07 could be argued as the best player in the league (at that time). But yeah, Duncan in the early 2000's was a FORCE - not only was he blocking 3 shots a game, dishing out nearly 4 assists a game, grabbing over a dozen boards a game, he was scoring 23.3 points a game for a team that had one of the slowest paces and only averaged 95.8 PPG as a unit. Spurs won 60 games, and didn't let any playoff series go past 6 games. I'll take that Duncan over any player in the league right now - Lebron, Dwight, Durant, whoever.

Yeah, Duncan was one of my favorite players in his prime and 2003 was his peak.

As juju mentioned, the bank shot and the ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the basket, and people forget that he could finish strong with some nice dunks and he ran the floor well. He could also shoot that 18-20 footer from straight away consistently as well and his post game was among the best in the league with turnarounds over either shoulder and good counters/fakes. Excellent passer and also a willing passer from the high post and low post.

Also, an elite rebounder and probably the best defender at the time because of his ability to guard either 4s or 5s, and his excellent timing and high IQ which allowed him to stay down on fakes and block shots basically flatfooted.

Talking about numbers, his 2003 run has always amazed me. Almost 25 ppg, over 15 rpg, over 5 apg and over 3 bpg on 53% shooting. He had two triple doubles, a 40 point game, six 20 rebound games, four 20/20 games, two 30/20 games and six 30 point games.

In every series, Tim's numbers jump out at you.

1st round- 18.7 ppg, 16 rpg, 5.2 apg, 3.5 bpg, 52.1 FG%
2nd round- 28 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.3 bpg, 52.9 FG%
conference finals- 28 ppg, 16.7 rpg, 5.8 apg, 3 bpg, 56.9 FG%
nba finals- 24.2 ppg, 17 rpg, 5.3 apg, 5.3 bpg, 49.5 FG%

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Default Re: 2002-2003 Tim Duncan > Any NBA player today?

Definitely Top 2 peak this decade. Only Shaq had a better peak.
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