How is Duncan Planning on Spending Retirement?
Who knew Tim Duncan was a cool dude?
We all have come to know Duncan as a quiet, cerebral, under-the-radar type player who has become the greatest power forward in NBA history in his time in San Antonio. He was a five-time NBA champion, a star that never got caught up by all the hype and glamour of being a professional basketball player. He is a superstar player who will be remembered by the NBA diehards, the history books, which have his name written many times over.
Off the court, Duncan is a completely different person and you will have to enter his world to understand why. Little did many people know Tim Duncan is an avid car collector and a guy who runs his own car customization business, BlackJack Speed Shop. In this world, the subdued persona of Tim Duncan transforms and this is where Duncan can really let it loose.
“This is a different world,” Duncan says. “ I think that’s the fun part about it because I play with control and precision on the court, but out there it’s different playing with my cars. I’m not really a flashy guy anywhere else – I don’t dress flashy or anything else – but I like to keep my cars nice and I like to customize them. I can do things a little flashier and a little faster, and with a little bit more thought. This is kind of the release part of basketball.”
As for his actual collection, Duncan owns nine customized cars, which include his blue Porsche 911 Turbo, a 1955 Chevy Bel Air convertible, 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, and a Nissan GT-R. In fact, his very own GT-R was used at SEMA 2014, the largest motor show in America.
Now who saw that one coming?
This dude is pretty cool. Would you expect Tim Duncan racing down San Antonio streets in his luxury cars? Probably not, but guess what, Duncan has had his fair share of drag races.
The one car missing in Duncan’s collection is a 1949 Mercury Coupe lead sled, a vehicle that he hopes to acquire somewhere down the line. His dream is also to build a car entirely on his own.
The ‘Big Fundamentals’ is really a low-key car addict, who would of thought?