Duncan, 27, joins Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd, Shaquille O'Neal, Paul Pierce, and Chris Webber on that list of elite NBA players.
Duncan has already won two ESPY Awards in his lifetime. In 1997, Duncan won the ESPY for the best College Basketball Player. Three years later, Duncan was voted the 2002 best NBA Player.
For a bio of each of this year's candidates for the best NBA player as well as nominees for other ESPY awards, check out the ESPY Awards.