Tim Duncan Net Worth:Timothy Theodore Duncan is a retired American professional basketball player who played for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His entire 19 years was spent within the single franchise where he guided them to five NBA championships. He has been regarded as one of the best if not the best power forward in the history of the NBA. That fame has earned him big contracts and even after his retirement, Tim Duncan net worth for 2016 is said to be $177 Million.
Duncan was born on April 25, 1976, to Ione Duncan and William Duncan on an island which makes up the United States Virgin Islands, Christiansted. As a child, Duncan wanted to be a professional swimmer like his elder sister who had competed in the Olympics but there were very few resources in his hometown to do so. After Hurricane Hugo destroyed the only standard in his hometown, swimming started to drift off his interests. This was because he was forced to swim in the ocean and was terrified of sharks.
Therefore, he opted to start playing basketball when he was in the ninth grade. He was a very quick learner and once told that he became the worst player in the team to the standout performer during his days at his high school St. Dunstan’s Episcopal High School. When performing in a tournament during that time, he was scouted by NBA scouts who had told him that he had the potential to grow as a great player.
Sadly, Duncan’s mother was battling cancer and during her last moments she made Duncan and his sisters promise to finish college with a degree. Even though he had several offers he joined Odom’s Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Duncan kept his promise and even though he was already eligible to be in the NBA draft in his sophomore year, he stayed and completed his degree. He gained a lot of public attention tin those years being named two-time ACC Player of the Year, and a three-time NABC Defensive Player of the Year. He also won the Naismith College Player of the Year, USBWA College Player of the Year and John Wooden awards in his final year which proved to make the difference the coming year.
Right after Duncan graduated, he was eligible for the NBA draft in 1997 where he was unsurprisingly picked in the first draft by the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs had a horrid season before he joined and recruited very well in his debut season. This helped Duncan a lot in a way. He and David Robinson were nicknamed Twin Towers that year for their amazing partnership.He also won the NBA Rookie of the Year award that debut season.
The next year Duncan proved his worth by helping the Spurs win the 1999-2000 championship, his first in his career. His mark has been left there ever since having played a big hand in their 4 more championships in the coming years. 2003 was the year when he cemented himself as the leader of the team. Duncan won his fifth championship with the team in 2013-2014.
Tim Duncan Net Worth Accumulation and Salary in Years
|Tim Duncan Salary in 2011||$21,160,000|
|Tim Duncan Salary in 2012||$9,640,000|
|Tim Duncan Salary in 2013||$10,360,000|
|Tim Duncan Salary in 2014||$10,360,000|
|Tim Duncan Salary in 2015||$5,250,000|
The big guy has been named NBA Finals MVP three times and 15-time NBA All-Star. On November 14, 2014, Duncan scored his 25,000th point which was a great achievement. On June 23, 2014, Duncan exercised his $10.3 million player option for the 2014–15 season. Duncan has made a career salary of $236.4 million from the NBA alone. He also has founded the Tim Duncan Foundation which helps people deal with health issues and youth sports.
He has also made big bucks by being a major brand ambassador for Samsung. The two-time NBA MVP was even cited by Michael Jordan as someone who could have competed at his level in his days. On July 11, 2016, he announced his retirement from the NBA and is set to help out in the coaching sector for the Spurs. He is a true legend and as of 2016, his legacy has earned him an estimated net worth of $177 million.