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Who's the better NBA forward, Tim Duncan or Kevin Garnett?

  1. Alphadogg16 profile image90
    Alphadogg16posted 4 years ago

    Who's the better NBA forward, Tim Duncan or Kevin Garnett?

    They are both pretty much guaranteed to make the Hall of Fame, but is one better than the other?


  2. prospectboy profile image90
    prospectboyposted 4 years ago

    At this stage in their careers, I'll say Garnett. Overall though, Tim Duncan.

  3. Thief12 profile image91
    Thief12posted 4 years ago

    Tim Duncan. He's had an amazing year, and is playing like he was 10 years younger. Plus, overall, he has better stats than Garnett, and has led his team to four championships.

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    The championships speak for themselves. Duncan.

  5. Amber Vyn profile image60
    Amber Vynposted 4 years ago

    As a San Antonian, I am unashamedly biased towards Duncan. However, I have great respect for Garnett.

    Personally, I think the difference between the two, and what makes Duncan the better player, is teamwork. One man does not a team make, which Garnett learned with the TWolves, James learned with the Cavs, and this year the Lakers learned when they discovered that their team was shallow (oh, the irony).

    Initially, Duncan had Robinson. By the time Duncan was a leader for the Spurs, he had Ginobili and Parker. Along the way was a laundry list of players who could come off the bench and make something happen on the court. And Pop was, and is, always there (and usually angry!). 

    Maybe Garnett should have gone to college and grown up a little more before joining the NBA. Maybe he just got unlucky and was a young guy who bought his own hype. Despite getting a ring (which I'm glad he has because I think he more than deserves it), I think there's some wasted potential in Garnett. When Duncan's finished, he can know that he left everything on the court.

  6. Bruce A. Beaudet profile image84
    Bruce A. Beaudetposted 4 years ago

    This is a tough one to answer which, makes it a great question.

    Duncan has 4 championships and 3 NBA Finals MVPs however, he did have the benefit of playing with the Admiral.  Would KG succeed to the same degree if he swapped teams with Duncan?  Probably. 

    In a game of one on one, I'd go with KG.

  7. Man of Strength profile image80
    Man of Strengthposted 4 years ago

    I give Tim Duncan the slight edge. In their peaks, he was the more dominant player. Both are undeniable first ballot hall of famers.