Shedding roughly 30 pounds to get to a svelte 230, the two-time MVP averaged 17.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.7 blocks playing only 30 minutes per game.
More importantly, the 6-foot-11 Duncan led San Antonio to a 58-24 record and their first appearance in the NBA Finals in six years.
Miami is likely the preeminent team in the association and seemingly destined to go back-to-back next month.
However, featuring the premier power forward in history, the Spurs will put Heat on Miami.
A 14-time All-Star and 10-time All-NBA First Team selection, the 37-year-old Duncan is an elite interior defender who should easily outperform Chris Bosh on both ends of the court.
Already a four-time titlist, Duncan is extremely familiar with hoisting the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
Unfortunately for Miami Heat fans, San Antonio is also a legitimate juggernaut.
When the finals commence on June 6, onlookers shouldn’t be shocked if Tim Duncan muscles the Spurs over LeBron James and Miami.by