Tim Duncan Retires From Basketball – The San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan has announced his retirement from basketball.
The iconic power forward played for the Spurs for 19 seasons, winning 5 championships and is considered to be one of the greatest players ever to play the game.
Duncan was drafted by San Antonio in the 1997 NBA draft, and throughout his career, the team never missed the playoffs, always finishing with a record above .600. He’s the only player to record over 1000 wins with a single NBA team, and the 3rd player in history to reach the milestone.
Duncan also has a slew of personal records, and is the second player in history to record at least 26,000 points, 15,000 rebounds and 3,000 blocks in his career, following the legendary Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
Duncan ends his career with averages of 19.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.17 blocks per game. He has the most all-time All-NBA and All-Defensive team selections, with 15 nominations for each in 15 seasons. He also won the rookie of the year, back to back NBA MVPs in 2002 and 2003, and NBA Finals MVP thrice in 1999, 2003 and 2005.
Together with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, Duncan holds the record for most wins by a trio in both the regular season and the playoffs.