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theimortalone
05-07-2009, 06:29 PM
For the 12th time in his 12 seasons, Spurs forward Tim Duncan found his name listed on one of the NBA's All-Defensive teams Wednesday. In doing so, he etched his name deeper into the league record books.

Duncan, an eight-time member of the All-Defensive first team, earned a spot on this year's second team.

He is the only player in NBA history to claim a dozen All-Defensive nominations. Duncan had shared the previous mark of 11 with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

"He's been our foundation for quite a while now," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He does whatever he can to make things good for everybody else."

While Duncan's All-Defensive streak remained intact, Bruce Bowen's did not.

Limited mostly to a reserve role this season, Bowen failed to garner a mention on either defensive team for the first time since 1999-2000. In fact, he did not attract a single vote.

Bowen had been named to five straight All-Defensive first teams before seeing his streak stopped this season.

The All-Defensive teams are selected by a vote of all 30 NBA coaches. No coach may vote for his own players.

Orlando's Dwight Howard, who last month was named the league's Defensive Player of the Year, highlighted the first team. It also includes the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Cleveland's LeBron James, New Orleans' Chris Paul and Boston's Kevin Garnett.

Joining Duncan on the second team are Miami's Dwyane Wade, Boston's Rajon Rondo, and the Houston twosome of Shane Battier and Ron Artest.

Exhibition in Austin: Kevin Durant is scheduled for a return to his college stomping grounds.

The Spurs announced they have reached an agreement to play Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder in an Oct. 20 preseason game at the Erwin Center in Austin.

Durant, considered one of the NBA's rising young stars, earned national player of the year honors during his lone season at Texas in 2006-07.


All I have to say is congrats to a class act.

i.got.the.nutz
05-07-2009, 06:49 PM
One of the all-time greats. Congrats to Timmy.

superkegger
05-07-2009, 06:52 PM
Damn, 12 for 12, that's pretty nuts. When you pass Kareem in all time record, you know you're doing alright.

IversonIsKrazy
05-07-2009, 06:53 PM
The Big Fundemental. Congrads to TD

lakers4sho
05-07-2009, 07:07 PM
The man is just a pure beast...although still miles to go to even get a sniff of Mark Blount's achievements

Still, congrats :clap: :clap:

Jaji
05-07-2009, 07:11 PM
Great job. Any highlights? Lol!

Kakaroach
05-07-2009, 07:15 PM
The Big Fundamental, congratz. Knew he accomplished something this season lol.

Vinny642
05-07-2009, 07:19 PM
Beast right there

Testaverde16
05-07-2009, 07:27 PM
he is a great player, he deserves all of the good stuff he gets

Chronz
05-07-2009, 07:45 PM
Yet no DPOY's? For shame

superkegger
05-07-2009, 07:47 PM
Yet no DPOY's? For shame

It is, but I'm sure his MVP's, Finals MVP's and championship rings will console the robbery of his DPOY trohpies.

IRUAM #21
05-07-2009, 07:51 PM
The man is just a pure beast...although still miles to go to even get a sniff of Mark Blount's achievements

Still, congrats :clap: :clap:

This is Correct.

tdunk21
05-07-2009, 08:05 PM
congrats timmy

avsman05
05-07-2009, 08:08 PM
Good job Mr. Duncan now get traded to a contender and get urself 1 more ring before you hit the big hoop in the sky that is retirement.

_Sn1P3r_
05-07-2009, 08:13 PM
Congrats to Duncan. One of, and if not, the best PF to play a game.

JordansBulls
05-07-2009, 08:16 PM
Yet no DPOY's? For shame

He should have gotten at least one of Ben Wallace's.

i.got.the.nutz
05-08-2009, 12:30 AM
Good job Mr. Duncan now get traded to a contender and get urself 1 more ring before you hit the big hoop in the sky that is retirement.

Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom, and Farmar for Duncan. HAHA i wish.

bahama0811
05-08-2009, 12:32 AM
Congrats to Timmy, well deserved............again.

still1ballin
05-08-2009, 12:32 AM
:clap:

dodie53
05-08-2009, 05:10 AM
i hate the spurs but
kudos to duncan.

Lakerz4ever
05-08-2009, 05:32 AM
Wow, The Big Fundz :) Much props to Timmy! You are truly one of the greatest to play!

TheDiggler
05-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Yes, well deserved. Hard working guy ... congrats !

JayW_1023
05-08-2009, 05:56 AM
Even though Timmy's defense slipped a bit this season...being the defensive anchor of 4 championship teams counts for something I guess.

NoSense
05-08-2009, 06:01 AM
Congrats to Timmy Duncan, but that's no surprise. Classy guy, helluva player, records holder...:D

JAZZNC
05-08-2009, 08:52 AM
Congratulations to TD. The best big man of our time, don't care what anybody else has to say, and the best PF to ever lace 'em up. Great guy as well as being a great player and that's a rarity these days.

Mile High Champ
05-08-2009, 08:56 AM
Gotta love Tim Duncan.. I still believe he is the best PF ever to play the game..