Five times Champion, Tim Duncan finally concluded his career of 19 years in San Antonio. Tim Duncan retired from NBA at an age of 40 on 11 July 2016. In his announcement, Tim Duncan said that after the glorious 19 years with the organization he is now retiring from this sport.
“When I look back, it’s going to be something I won’t even believe.” -Tim Duncan, 17 years agohttps://t.co/GjrwkLZlVJ
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 11, 2016
In his career since he started playing, Spurs has won five championships and posted a 1072-438 regular season record by which the team got a 0.710 winning percentage which is the best 19 – year stretch in the history of NBA and also was the best in all of the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB over the past 19 years.
After being selected by Spurs in 1997 in NBA Draft, Duncan has helped San Antonio to reach the playoff in all the 19 seasons that he has played and hence by this Duncan became the only player in the history of this league to start and win a title in 3 different decades.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar highlighted the career of Duncan by stating that “The 40-year-old Duncan comes off of a season in which he led the NBA in Defensive RPM (5.41) and became just the third player in league history to reach 1,000 career wins, as well as the only player to reach 1,000 wins with one team. He helped the Spurs to a franchise-best 67-15 record and also became one of two players in NBA history to record at least 26,000 points, 15,000 rebounds, and 3,000 blocks in his career.”
Duncan in his career gained many big achievements, many big records and a big name for himself. And after such a glorious career of 19 years, he finally decided to take the retirement from this sport. Since Duncan is not active on any of the social networking sites, he retired in the most unexpected way. He didn’t even call a press release for his retirement or didn’t make any comment on his retirement. He gave his news of retirement to the website of San Antonio Spurs who posted about his retirement on their website.
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