Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 6/6/13
Ask a couple casual fans about the best players in this generation -- the generation following Michael Jordan. You'll probably hear Kobe Bryant quite a bit. Some Shaq, too. Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett. Even Allen Iverson.    San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan's name won't come up often. Not because he isn't in the same tier of those players. But it just isn't fun to talk about a guy whose signature move will never make SportsCenter -- an innocuous bank shot from the elbow. His gigantic hands fling the ball, it hangs in the air briefly, and the basketball almost always takes a perfect carom off the backboard and into the net. It's effortless, and he can make this shot against any post player in the league.    Duncan's been doing this for 16 years. Not many big men, much less lumbering 37-year-olds, can dive to the rim, catch a pass in stride and find either Tiago Splitter for a quick duck in or a teammate spotting up in the corner if the defense collapses to wall off
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