Professional basketball star Tim Duncan is black. The five-time NBA champion of the San Antonio Spurs is the youngest of three children of William and Ione Duncan.
Duncan grew up in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. His first love was swimming, and he was one of the top competitors in the U.S. among his age group in his early teens. Following the destruction of his club's pool by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and the death of his mother, he began playing basketball in the ninth grade. By his final year of high school, the future star had solidified his game and grown 9 inches, earning him a scholarship to Wake Forest University.