The San Antonio Spurs are recently coming off a huge victory, improving to 10-1 with a 94-82 victory over the "Comeback Kings," the Utah Jazz. The Spurs are going off to one of their best starts to the decade.
Much of the help is thanks to the big three that has been fueling this team for years now, led by none other than Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and of course, Tim Duncan.
Duncan was entering the game 13 points shy of breaking David Robinson's record of points scored all-time for a San Antonio Spur. It came off a well-thought-out pass made by young point guard Tony Parker. Parker was driving to the lane and found Duncan wide open under the arc.
With a swish from the net, Duncan was officially named the all-time points-leader for the Spurs. Duncan needed 13 points to break the record of 20,790. Duncan would finish with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
All of this comes down to the big, boiling question: Is Tim Duncan the great Spur ever?
To me, this is probably the easiest question to answer, as it a definite yes.
No disrespect to David Robinson, but Duncan is simply better. By the time he retires, Duncan may very well be known as the best power forward to play the game of basketball. And there is no joking there.
Duncan is in double-digits for All-Star game appearances. By the way, Duncan has also won four league championships for San Antonio. He was MVP three of those times in those Finals games. He is also a two-time MVP.
There is no way someone else could be better. Robinson is one of the greatest, but Duncan is simply better.
Congratulations to Duncan on breaking the record. Keep playing hard and keep playing the great way you do.
Simply one of the bests ever.