SAN ANTONIO, Texas. – Longtime NBA icon Tim Duncan has called it a career on Monday. He spent 19 years with the San Antonio Spurs, who drafted Duncan first overall out of Wake Forest in 1997.
Duncan led the Spurs to the playoffs all 19 seasons, while being the only player in league history to start and win a title in three different decades. He is one of two players to record 26,000 points, 15,000 rebounds, and 3,000 blocks in his career (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).
Considered a “Spurs-lifer”, Duncan is one of three players to play his career with one team for 19 seasons (John Stockton, Kobe Bryant). He was the NBA MVP in 2002 and 2003, while being named Finals MVP in 1999, 2003, and 2005.