Tim Duncan Announces Retirement The Only Way Tim Duncan Knows How To
According to NBA.com, Tim Duncan has announced his retirement.
In a classic Spurs/Duncan move they announce the move on Monday morning via a series of tweets and a press release instead of a season long parade that other recent players have retired to.
Tim probably didn't want the Spurs to even tweet about it.
The series of tweets hardly encapsulates all that Tim Duncan meant to the franchise he helped build into a power house. One that has enjoyed prolonged success during his 19 year reign in San Antonio.
Since drafting Duncan in 1997, the Spurs won five championships and posted a 1,072-438 regular season record, giving the team a .710 winning percentage, which is the best 19-year stretch in NBA history and was the best in all of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over the last 19 years.
The Spurs chose Duncan first overall out of Wake Forrest and he's been every bit of his draft position during his career. He's the only player in league history to start and win a title in three different decades. That's incredible.
He's one of two players in NBA history to record at least 26,000 points, 15,000 rebounds and 3,000 blocks in his career.
In his five championships he was the finals MVP three times, and the league MVP twice.
I could list the rest of his accomplishments but I don't think I have the space.
Congratulations on a great career and an incredible legacy.