As a San Antonio Spurs fan who has dedicated a lot of time to reading about, listening to opinions on, and watching professional basketball, I will argue that Tim Duncan is the greatest power forward in basketball history. Recently, stars such as Steph Curry and Shaquille O'Neal, who are two of the most accomplished players of all time with four championships apiece, both named Tim Duncan as the power forward on their all-time starting five lineup. Colin Cowherd, host of Fox Sports show "the Herd" and expert in sports, named Duncan as the greatest power forward, as well. Often, whomever you ask who has watched the NBA over the years will agree with the sentiment that Duncan was an otherworldly player and, more specifically, power forward.
Duncan led the Spurs to a championship five times, winning Finals MVP on three occasions. He won back-to-back MVP awards, was a 15-time All-Star, and Rookie of the Year. On defense, he was a menace, being named to eight First Team All-Defense teams and seven Second Team All-Defense teams. Also, he was a ten-time All-NBA First Team member, and had a variety of accomplishments when he played for Wake Forest University.
For those who argue that the Big Fundamental was not a true power forward because he did not spend most of his playing time in that position, that is no reason to discount him as an amazing power forward. When he was primarily a power forward, from 1998-2004, he won Rookie of the Year, two titles, two Finals MVP awards, and averaged over twenty points each season as a PF. As a center, those numbers dipped, but he moved to that position because David Robinson retired and his team needed him. For his selflessness to drop stats and personal success for the good of the team, the Spurs became a powerhouse organization and dynasty that won three more titles. Duncan did what he needed to do that was best for the team.