Tim Duncan Quietly Retires From the NBA
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan announced his retirement on July 11th quietly and without fanfare, the same way he conducted himself on and off the court during his 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. He let his game do the talking, and Duncan’s game spoke volumes.
A native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Duncan had an outstanding career at Wake Forest, staying all four years at the North Carolina school before being selected as the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft. Duncan put up some great numbers on offense, but he was also a defensive standout who was on the first or second NBA All Defensive teams 15 times. He was a 15 time All Star, a two time NBA MVP in 2002 and 2003, and Rookie of the Year in 1998. He averaged 19 points and 10.8 rebounds per game over his career; his 26496 points rank 14th on the all time list in the NBA and his 15091 rebounds are sixth all time. He won five NBA championships with the Spurs.