Five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan retires

Five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan retires

- Tim Duncan, who has been the power forward of the San Antonio Spurs,  has set a list of all-time records not only individually but also with his team

- Duncan announces his retirement from the team and NBA after playing for 19 seasons

- Spurs’ official Twitter account, along with the official announcement, posted a message of thanks to Duncan as he bids farewell

2016 is proving to be a big year for NBA as the Cavaliers grabbed the championship and Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors earlier this month.  However, fans would be devastated to know that Tim Duncan, a five-time NBA champion, ended his 19 loyal years with San Antonio Spurs and ultimately, the NBA.

Since drafting Duncan, the Spurs won five championships and the team got a .710 winning percentage which is considered as the best 19-year stretch in NBA history.

Five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan retires

Tim Duncan has been the San Antonio Spurs's power forward for 19 years.

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The Silver and Black team won at least 50 games during the last 17 seasons, giving them another record of the longest streak in league history.

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The now 40-year-old Duncan became the third player in league history to reach 1,000 wins in his career and in addition, the only player to reach 1,000 wins with one team. He has surely made his mark as a key player when he helped his team a franchise-best 67-15 record then proved his dominance in the field when he was one of the two players in NBA history to score at least 26,000 points, 15,000 rebounds and 3,000 blocks in his career.

As the only player in NBA to play over 9,000 career minutes in the playoffs, the 6 ft. 11  Spurs giant also ranked first all time in post season double-doubles and blocks, third in rebounds and sixth in points.

With Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, Duncan is part of the record breaking trio of NBA with most winds by a trio in both regular season and postseason.

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Duncan, who has been the NBA MVP twice (2002 and 2003) and the NBA Finals MVP thrice  (1999, 2003 and 2005) has sure come a long way starting as the 1998 Rookie of the Year.

Along with the official announcement, the official Twitter account of San Antonio Spurs officially thanked its power forward and bid him farewell. The team is urging everyone to use #ThankYouTD to express their gratitude to the man and his passion for the game.

After all the numbers, awards, accomplishments and records are listed,Duncan’s absence will be felt in the next season to come.-HB, Kami Media

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