Tim Griffin of Spurs Nation wrote this interesting piece about Tim Duncan's birthday.

There’s Night in Old San Antonio and the Battle of Flowers Parade.

Other celebrants swear by the King William Fair, the Fiesta Flambeau Parade and the annual fireworks display at Fort Sam Houston.

But from a sports sense, there could be no better way to celebrate Fiesta every year in San Antonio than to make Tim Duncan’s birthday an annual holiday for the city.

All of the children could  wear their replica No. 21 jerseys to school. Various customs from the Virgin Islands could be celebrated, such as a callaloo-eating contest. It would be fun.

Duncan turns 36 today. He’s in the middle of a wondrous 15-season career with the Spurs. He’ll go down in history as the greatest player in the franchise. And many call him the greatest power forward in NBA history. 

So why shouldn’t we celebrate Duncan and his achievements. Because as far as the Spurs and San Antonio, there has never been as important a figure in the history of the team. 

Those four championship trophies on display in the trophy cases at the AT&T Center Parkway are the best testament to Duncan’s importance to his team and his city.

What are your thoughts on this matter? Tell us what you think Spurs fans.

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