SAN ANTONIO – After 19 seasons and five NBA championships, San Antonio Spurs icon Tim Duncan has decided to retire from the NBA.
The news of Duncan’s retirement was first posted on the Spurs' official team website.
Duncan was drafted No. 1 overall by the Spurs in 1997 and became one of the all-time great NBA players.
Duncan’s list of accomplishments rank him among the NBA greats. Here is a list of those unbelievable numbers.
On the court:
5-time NBA champion (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014).
3-time NBA Finals MVP (1999, 2003, 2005).
2-time NBA Most Valuable Player (2002–2003).
Spurs all-time leader in scorer, rebounds, blocks, minutes and games played.
15-time NBA All-Star. Duncan was named NBA All-Star Game MVP in 2000.
15-time All-NBA honors. First Team (1998–2005, 2007, 2013), Second Team (2006, 2008–2009) and Third Team (2010, 2015).
15-time NBA All-Defensive team. First Team (1999–2003,2005, 2007–2008), Second Team (1998, 2004,2006, 2009–2010, 2013, 2015).
NBA Rookie of the Year in 1998.
Place in NBA history:
In NBA history, Duncan is fifth all-time in double-doubles (841) and blocks, sixth in rebounding and 14th in scoring.
Duncan is one of two players in NBA history to record at least 26,000 points, 15,000 rebounds and 3,000 blocks in his career. The other is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
He is one of only three players in league history to reach 1,000 career wins, as well as the only player to reach 1,000 wins with one team.
Duncan is one of only three players to win the Wooden Award, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA MVP, Finals MVP and All-Star Game MVP. Larry Bird and Michael Jordan are the others.
For his career, Duncan appeared in 251 postseason contests (second all-time) and averaged 20.6 points, 11.4 rebounds and three assists in 37.3 minutes while shooting .501 (1,975-3,939) from the field.
Duncan ranks second all-time in NBA playoff wins with 157.
Duncan ranks first all-time in postseason double-doubles (164) and blocks (568), third in rebounds (2,859) and sixth in points (5,172).
No player in the NBA history has logged more playoff minutes than Duncan (9,370).
Success with the Big Three and Coach Gregg Popovich:
Along with teammates Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, Duncan is part of the NBA record for most wins by a trio in both the regular season (575) and postseason (126).
Duncan and Popovich have the most wins by a player-coach duo in NBA history (1,001).
Duncan finishes his career in San Antonio as one of just three players in NBA history, along with John Stockton and Kobe Bryant, to spend 19 seasons with one franchise.