You have been told a lot of things in life are guaranteed. I am here to tell you that there are only three things that you can take to the bank: death, taxes, and Tim Duncan’s bank shot.
We all know that every living thing is going to die. We also know that every person is going to be taxed, whether they pay them or not. But Tim Duncan’s bank shot is damn near automatic. Seriously for about fourteen years, Duncan has been beating up a spot on the glass. He can probably shoot that shot blindfolded he has done it so long and consistent.
Duncan's basic, boring jumper goes in most of the time, which produces a significant question: Why don't more players go glass? To Spurs fans over the last 14 seasons, Tim Duncan’s bank shot has been a fundamental object of beauty.
Sure it will never be confused with jumping over cars for dunk shots or other flights of mid-air fancy, but Duncan’s banker has been one of his primary weapons during a career where he has become the greatest power forward in NBA history.
The late Red Auerbach used to love such fundamentals, even making a lot of money breaking down the concepts of the game during a halftime feature that used to run during the NBA Sunday games of my youth.