8. Tim Duncan (1998-Active)
The “Big Fundamental” could possibility be the rarest of NBA legends.
Among Tim Duncan’s accolades – which include five NBA Championships, 15 All-Star appearances and two NBA MVP’s – he became the posterboy for that great baller who always deflected attention and went about his business.
“Going glass” once again became a school-yard ritual thanks to Duncan.
The reason he edges Kobe out is quite simple. Sure, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli were phenomenal sidekicks, but aside from David Robinson during the 1999 championship, has he actually played with another bonafide Hall of Famer?