Tim Duncan announces his retirement from the NBA
San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan has announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 years in top flight. The news was announced in the team’s Twitter handle on Monday.
The 40-year-old,who was picked by the franchise as the first overall pick of the draft in 1997, won five NBA titles with the team and was awarded the NBA MVP twice in 2002 and 2003 and also won the NBA Finals MVP on 3 occasions.
Duncan played a total of 1392 games, averaging 19 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3 assists. He holds the Spurs record for the most points, rebounds, assists, minutes played and games played.
In his 19-year career with Spurs, he played a stellar role in ensuring they reached the Playoffs on each occasion. Duncan also made it 10 All-NBA First team and is the only player to be picked into the All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams in each of first 13 seasons.
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