San Antonio Spurs PF Tim Duncan Deserves to be in 14th NBA All-Star Game

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When he does decide to call it a career, there’s no question Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs will go down as one of the greatest players to ever play the game and should be a lock for the Hall of Fame. Despite being 36-years-old, Duncan doesn’t he appear to be slowing down anytime soon and he will be participating in the 2013 NBA All-Star game next month–there’s no question he deserves the recognition.

This year will be Duncan’s 14th appearance in the All-Star game and considering averaging 17.5 points per game to go along with 9.8 rebounds per game, there’s no question the power forward deserves to be on this year’s roster. Throughout his entire career, Duncan has been a clear leader in San Antonio and the fact that he can still be this effective at his age shows what type of player he really is.

Duncan may not see his name in talks for MVP this year like the older days, but he’s still proven that he’s not as easy to contain as most players his age would be. There’s no telling what to expect from Duncan as far as beyond the 2012-13 season goes, but with the way he’s playing–it doesn’t look like he’ll be slowing down any time soon as he has San Antonio sitting with one of the best records in the Western Conference.

Then again, if this does end up being Duncan’s final All-Star game, 14 appearances is still impressive for any player in the NBA. 

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