Tim Duncan’s dog, Izzy, had an adventurous escapade in December 2015 when she went missing. Vanessa Macias reached out on Twitter seeking assistance to locate Izzy. Thankfully, a week later, Izzy returned home, prompting Vanessa to express gratitude to the community for their support during the search.
$12K To Save a Dog
Tim Duncan generously covered a $12,000 surgery to save a stranger’s dog. In 2015, a Reddit user, greenwed11, shared her distress with Duncan about her family dog’s urgent need for an expensive liver surgery. Without any request for help, she simply conveyed her situation. Touched by her story, the Spurs star decided to pay for the entire cost of the dog’s surgery.
April 25, 1976 (47)
Tim Duncan is an American former professional basketball player who spent his entire 19-year career with the San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed “the Big Fundamental,” Duncan is widely regarded as the greatest power forward of all time and one of the greatest players in NBA history. He was a central contributor to the Spurs’ success during the 2000s and 2010s. Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020 and named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021, Duncan’s career is marked by numerous accolades and achievements.
Duncan’s career highlights include being a five-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA MVP, and a three-time NBA Finals MVP. He was a 15-time NBA All-Star and the only player to be selected to both the All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams for 13 consecutive seasons. His early life in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, saw him initially aspire to be a competitive swimmer before switching to basketball. At Wake Forest University, he earned several college player of the year awards. Duncan’s NBA career began with the San Antonio Spurs as the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft, where he formed a formidable partnership with David Robinson, known as the “Twin Towers.”
Duncan’s partnership with David Robinson led the Spurs to their first NBA championship in 1999. Duncan also played a crucial role in the development and success of later teammates like Tony Parker and Manu Ginóbili, contributing to additional championships in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. His collaboration with coach Gregg Popovich was pivotal, forming one of the most successful player-coach duos in NBA history.
Duncan was named to the All-NBA First Team ten times and winning the NBA Rookie of the Year.