Shaquille O’Neal has been responsible for many nicknames, and he was the one that dubbed Tim Duncan as ‘The Big Fundamental’. O’Neal explained, “I called him The Big Fundamental because his fundamental skills were perfect”.
Everything Duncan did was textbook, his playing style revolved around basic but perfectly executed moves. As a big man he excelled at all facets of the game, was an excellent rebounder and amazing rim protector, good passer, and good scorer.
Duncan’s list of career accolades proves that he is one of the all-time greats:
- 5x NBA Champion
- 3x Finals MVP
- 2x MVP
- 15x All-Star
- 15x All-NBA
- 15x All-Defense
- All-time Spurs Leading Scorer