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Tim Duncan To Be Elected Into 2020 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class, Along With Kobe Bryant And Kevin Garnett

Surprising? No. Well deserved? Damn right.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Duncan is quite possibly the greatest Demon Deacon in any sport. A four year stalwart, Duncan played 128 games, averaging 16.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in college on a 58.4% eFG%. That is insane. Duncan is also a Naismith Award winner, two time All-American, three time All-ACC and All-ACC Tourney, a one time ACCT MVP, two time ACC POY, and well, a whole bunch of other hardware even just in college. Add to that his insanely consistent pro career (5 NBA Titles, 15 All-Star selections, 15 time All-NBA, 2 time league MVP, 3 time Finals MVP, stats out the rear and a partridge in a pear tree), and this selection is about as surprising as the sun rising this morning. Still, it’s super cool, well-deserved, and he’s joining an already esteemed class. The craziest part is he’s not even done; now he’s coaching. Who knows what kinds of accolades he may get there as well (hey, Steve Kerr has done alright for himself).

Not only that, Tim has been basically the epitome of what you would want to say about a graduate of your university. I’ve never heard anyone say a bad word about him, the only “scandal” he ever found himself in was getting ejected from an NBA game for laughing (seriously, Joey Crawford?) and he’s been an active philanthropist pretty much since day one.

Congrats, Timmy. Literally can’t think of any Deacon more deserving of this honor.