Tim Duncan’s legendary NBA career has come to an end nearly two decades after it began.
The San Antonio Spurs big man, who won five NBA championships during his 19 pro seasons, officially announced his retirement Monday.
Duncan, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, spent his entire career in San Antonio. A surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer, he was a 15-time All-Star, a 10-time first-team All-NBA selection and a two-time NBA MVP, earning the league’s top individual honor in 2002 and again in 2003.
The 40-year-old also won two NBA Finals MVP awards and was an eight-time member of the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team.
During Duncan’s career, San Antonio boasted a .710 winning percentage, which, according to the Spurs, was the best of any team in the four major American sports leagues over that span.
Only Kobe Bryant, whose career also came to an end this year after 20 seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, played more NBA seasons for a single franchise in league history.
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