Tim Duncan has had a career of pure excellence. For 16 seasons, it has been all about consistent winning, key plays and making himself and his teammates better. Rarely does Duncan let anything emote from him in victory or defeat just expecting victory like he was born to do it -- and he very well might have been.
Duncan has faced plenty of adversity in his career, but maintained that stoic look.
Game Seven was different though. The emotion was coming out of him in waves in those final moments as the Heat came to realize they would be champions once again and the Spurs realized they would face Finals defeat for the first time. Tim Duncan literally had the game in his hands with a layup down two points and Shane Battier guarding him. Duncan missed the hook shot and the ensuing tip in.
That was game over. One of the league's all-time greats was only left with the "what-if?"
Game 7, missing a lay-up to tie the game, making a bad decision down the...