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PostSubject: genial and antagonistic character   Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:38 pm

For his mixture of success and low-key personality, Duncan has been honored with the St. Croix Medal of Honor, the highest award that the territorial government can bestow on a citizen, and has been celebrated in several "Tim Duncan Day" ceremonies.[100] In 2000, St. Croix Senate president Vargrave Richards said: "He is a quiet giant. His laid-back attitude is the embodiment of the people of St. Croix, doing things without fanfare and hoopla."[100]

Regarding his own personality, Duncan compares himself to Will Hunting of the movie Good Will Hunting, which centers around the genial and antagonistic character of Will Hunting, portrayed by Matt Damon. He stated: "I'm just a taller, slightly less hyperactive version of the Damon character in the movie. I really enjoyed how he probed people and found out their weaknesses just by asking questions and stating outlandish remarks."[101] He also admitted shunning the limelight because "[fame] is not me".[101] Off the court, he has stated that his best friend is former Spurs colleague Antonio Daniels, who himself describes Duncan as a cheerful, funny person off the hardwood.[7]

Duncan also loves Renaissance fairs and the fantasy role playing game Dungeons & Dragons.[102] An avid video game player, he acknowledges a certain joy of playing "himself" on basketball video games. Duncan states if he had the chance, he would challenge NBA legends Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to a one-on-one game.[8]

The satirical newspaper The Onion has repeatedly poked fun of Duncan's low key and cerebral reputation and its contradiction with the stereotype of outlandish celebrity athlete behavior with headlines such as "Tim Duncan Hams It Up For Crowd By Arching Left Eyebrow Slightly" and "Tim Duncan Offers To Do Taxes For Entire Spurs Team".[103]



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