Timothy Theodore “Tim” Duncan is a professional basketball player who has the distinction of being the only player in NBA history to be selected to both All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams during each of his first 13 seasons. The athletic player who started playing basketball only during his freshman year of high school currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a youngster he was more into swimming; his sister was an Olympic level swimmer and he too aspired to follow in her footsteps. His parents were very encouraging and he was on the way to realize his dream when the only swimming pool in his hometown was destroyed by a hurricane. Disappointed, though not disheartened he stared focusing on playing basketball and soon became an excellent player who won several awards even before graduating from college. EliteColumn brings you a handful of quotes from this motivational man.