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Former NBA Player Tells Story Of His Awesome Encounter With Tim Duncan

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Tim Duncan has a very unique legacy.

He's known on the court as a guy who played basketball the right way with fundamentals and simple play being the main tools of his trade. But also, more than any other player, he's known for his great personality off the court as well.

Former player Etan Thomas recently shared a story on Facebook that encompasses that point pretty well.

“So we’re playing the Spurs and I get the ball on the post. I inside pivot and sweep to the middle for my jump hook and he blocks it,” Thomas wrote on his Facebook page.

So as we are running down the court he says to me – ‘that was a good move but you have to get more into my body so you can either draw the foul or I can’t block it. So I didn’t know if he was talking noise or what so just kind of looked at him confused and said ok. Then, a few plays later I did it again got more into his body and he couldn’t block it,” Thomas said. “I missed the shot and he looked at me and said much better and kept playing.”

Tim Duncan is honestly one of the nicest guys in the NBA and one of the best power forwards ever. Respect."

Basically, Tim Duncan is just a super-nice dude with a heart and passion for basketball.

To give opponents advice on he court mid-game? That's just something we don't really see. Then again, Timmy isn't a guy we'll see around anymore, either.