Twitter Reacts to Tim Duncan’s Retirement
Tim Duncan, the soft-spoken big man who carried to the San Antonio Spurs to unparalleled heights, has called it a career.
Duncan, 40, who is as much a part of San Antonio as the Alamo, is a surefire Hall of Famer, with two MVPs and five NBA titles on his resume. He was also named to the All-NBA team a record 15 times.
As the press release notes in its opening paragraph:
Since drafting Duncan, the Spurs won five championships and posted a 1,072-438 regular season record, giving the team a .710 winning percentage, which is the best 19-year stretch in NBA history and was the best in all of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over the last 19 years.
As you might expect, Duncan’s decision to hang ’em up rippled throughout the NBA.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 11, 2016
Upset at Tim Duncan we didn't get to honor him at a Mavs Spurs game. Happy I've had the opportunity to witness his greatness so often
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 11, 2016
Even tho I knew it was coming, I'm still moved by the news. What a HUGE honor to have played with him for 14 seasons! #ThankYouTD
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 11, 2016
Tim Duncan – the greatest power forward of all time. Congrats on a fantastic career.
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 11, 2016
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 11, 2016
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) July 11, 2016
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 11, 2016
Tim Duncan #Legend
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) July 11, 2016
Salute to the greatest power forward ever! Illustrious career!! Much respect Timmy D.
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 11, 2016
Got a chance to play against Duncan for 10years and every time I played against him I was in amazement!! Congrats on a great career!!
— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) July 11, 2016
Shaquille O'Neal (@SHAQ) to ESPN on the retirement of longtime rival Tim Duncan: "Greatest power forward ever. Unbreakable power forward."
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 11, 2016