One of the all-time greatest players in NBA history announced today that he is retiring. ESPN reports that Tim Duncan, a five-time NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs, is calling it a career.
Duncan’s 19-year run with just a single team is second only to that of another five-time NBA champion who recently retired — Kobe Bryant, who played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Among Duncan’s many career highlights, he is a 15-time NBA All-Star, two-time MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, NBA Rookie of the Year and the only player to be named to both the All-NBA Team and the All-Defensive Team in each of his first 13 seasons.
Duncan, who earned the nickname “The Big Fundamental,” is widely considered to be the best power forward in the history of the NBA. He won championships in three different decades, going back to 1999.
Here’s a clip of top Tim Duncan plays …