Tim Duncan-Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth – $ 150 million

Profession- Basketball Player

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Tim Duncan often nicknamed as “The Big Fundamental” is one of the highest paid basketball players and has earned a total of $200 million at the field. He is a professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of NBA.

 

EARLY LIFE

Timothy Theodore “Tim” Duncan was born in Christiansted on the Virgin Islands on April 25, 1976. Duncan was a good student in school and he dreamed of becoming a professional Olympic level swimmer. As a child he started as a swimmer, but was forced to quit swimming when Hurricane Hugo destroyed the only Olympic-sized pool in his home town St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands in 1989, after which he started playing basketball.

AS A BASKETBALL PLAYER

He attended college at Wake Forest University, where, in the 1993–94 NCAA season, Duncan was forced to play after fellow freshman Makhtar N’Diaye was ruled out due to NCAA rules violations. In the 1994, Duncan was chosen to represent the U.S. Goodwill Games while working towards a degree in psychology and taking classes in anthropology and Chinese literature in Wake Forest University. In the 1994–95 NCAA season, Duncan led the Demon Deacons into the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship game against a Rashid Wallace-led North Carolina Tar Heels. Jerry West suggested that Duncan would be one of the earliest picks of NBA in 1995, but Duncan was firm that he first wanted to finish graduation. In the 1995–96 NCAA season, the Sweet 16, Duncan came down with the flu resulting for his team to miss the Final Four by one win. Duncan left college as the all-time leading shot blocker in ACC history. Duncan was titled USBWA, Naismith College Player of the Year and ACC player of the Year. After completing his degree, Duncan finally played for 1997 NBA Draft.

 

PROFESSIONAL PLAYER

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Duncan is a very sincere and shining player right from the start. In the 1997 NBA draft the San Antonio Spurs had Duncan as their first pick. In 1998 Duncan was selected as one of the final two players for the US Basketball Team in the World Basketball Championships.  In the 2001 to 2002 season he was titled Most Valuable Player. In 2003 Duncan was also a member of the US Basketball Team that recorded 10 wins and qualified for the Olympics. During the 2005-2006 seasons Duncan was suffering from Plantar Fasciitis for most of the time, due to which he could not give his best and thus failed to make to the All NBA First Team after eight consecutive appearances. IN 2007, he returned with full spirit and in 2008 he was chosen as the Most Outstanding Basketball Player. In 2013, he re-signed a long term contract with NBA.

AWARDS

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Duncan is a two-time Most Valuable Player award winner, a two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award winner, seven-time NBA First Team All-NBA, six-time First Team NBA All-Defense, two-time Second Team All-NBA, and two-time Second Team All-Defense award winner. Duncan has more Most Valuable Player awards, more Finals Most Valuable Player awards, more Second Team All-NBA awards compare to any other NBA player.

 

WEALTH

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According to Wealth-X, Tim Duncan is one of the richest basketball players. He ranked fourth on this list in 2011 with an estimated wealth of nearly $100 million. Duncan earns about $ 3.5 million a year from endorsement contracts with Spurs. He also earns nearly $2 million off court. He has signed numerous endorsements, majors being with Adidas, Nike, Bridge-stone Tyre, Coca Cola and Energizer.

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Tim Duncan loves cars and has turned his love for cars into a budding business. He has opened Black Jack Speed Shop in San Antonio in December 2013. Duncan said he wanted to get involved with cars right after start of his career and thought that the market in San Antonio for “after buying” modifications was underutilized. The thought of having a high-end speed shop came to life when he and his business associate Jason Pena found the right location for the store.

RELATIONSHIP AND DIVORCE

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Tim Duncan married his college love Amy in 2001. Duncan has two children from Amy, a daughter and a son born in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Duncan and Amy got divorced in 2013 in a secret court hearing after a yearlong rough divorce case. After divorce, Amy in an interview claimed that Duncan is bisexual citing it as one of the reasons for their divorce. Amy further claimed that Duncan cheated on her due to his relations with his male best friend. Duncan however made no official comments on this issue.

OFF THE COURT

Off the court, Duncan is an active community member. The Tim Duncan Foundation, headed by Amy Duncan promotes health, education and recreation causes for betterment of the lives of young children in San Antonio, Winston-Salem and St. Croix. In addition, Duncan supports many other social programs in San Antonio, including the Children’s Bereavement Center and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center.

TIM DUNCAN QUOTES

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Some of the famous quotes of Duncan are

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.”

“The time when there is no one to feel sorry for you or cheer for you is when a player is made”

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