Tim Duncan played for 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, cementing his legacy as one of the league’s greatest forwards to ever step on the court. Today, the five-time NBA champion called it a career.
The Spurs announced on its website and shared with fans via Twitter and Instagram on Monday morning that the team’s veteran big man has retired. Duncan only suited up in the silver and black while in the NBA, averaging 19 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game throughout his career.
Duncan was the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, joining a team that already had a legend in the game on it: David Robinson. The relationship between the forward and the center blossomed almost instantly, as the duo led the team to an NBA title in 1999. The two would lead San Antonio to another championship in 2003, the last of Robinson’s career. After Robinson’s retirement, Duncan became the team’s leader and helped win San Antonio another three NBA titles, in 2005, 2007 and 2014.
When Duncan stepped on the court, he laced up the three stripes. The power forward was an Adidas-sponsored athlete, and last season he wore the Adidas Adipure Crazyquick.