The best basketball player in this generation; the most excellent basketball player in the world, following the retirement of Michael Jordan; Winner of three more championships than Kevin Garnett, Jermaine O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Amare Stoudemire, and Vince Cater combined.
Wow! People sure do criticize Tim Duncan a lot! With all those criticisms, one would think that whichever player is offered as a better ballplayer than Duncan (i.e. Garnett, O'Neal, Iverson, Stoudemire, Carter) would have won at least ONE championship! But they haven't, because none of them are Tim Duncan.
Let critical critics criticize. Voltaire predicted that the Bible would be rendered completely obsolete in his lifetime; less than one century later, Voltaire's house had been converted into a makeshift printing-room for Bibles, and his own writings were being sold for pennies.
"Infidels of eighteen hundred years have been refuting and overthrowing this book, and yet it stands today as solid rock. Its circulation increases, and it is more loved and cherished and read today than ever before. Infidels, with all their assaults, make about as much impression on this book as a man with a tack hammer would on the Pyramids of Egypt.
"When the French monarch proposed the persecution of Christians in his dominion, an old statesman and warrior said to him, 'Sire, the church of God is an anvil that has worn out many hammers.' So the hammers of infidels have been pecking away at this book for ages, but the hammers are worn out, and the anvil still endures. If this book had not been the book of God, men would have destroyed it long ago. Emperors and popes, kings and priests, princes and rulers have all tried their hand at it; they die and the book still lives."
"No other book has been so chopped, knived, sifted, scrutinized, and vilified. What book on philosophy or religion or psychology or belles lettres of classical or modern times has been subject to such a mass attack as the Bible? With such venom and skepticism? With such thoroughness and erudition? Upon every chapter, line and tenet? The Bible is still loved by millions, and studied by millions."
Thank God for the Bible.