Originally written April 06, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
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You heard it time after time in recent years -- San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan is old, creaky, and his time in the NBA is done. Yet time after time, Duncan proves he is still as effective as he was when he was dominating and racking up NBA titles. The 15-year pro is looking like he picked up where Ponce de Leon left off and discovered the "Fountain of Youth" as he is averaging 14.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 46% field goal shooting in 28.6 minutes. Not bad for a player many felt who's NBA career was over. But after having four NBA titles, countless All-Star appearances, two NBA MVP trophies, and much, much more, if you think he lost that competitive fire, think again. TD still wants more. “I love playing,” Duncan told Yahoo! Sports. “I’m a competitor. So my enjoyment level is real high.” Though the Spurs are clearly led by Tony Parker, much of the credit goes to Duncan and his play this season which has helped San Antonio to an impressive 38-14, just two...
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