Born in the United States Virgin Islands, Duncan was picked by the Spurs franchise as the first overall pick of the draft in 1997.
A five-time NBA champion, three-time Finals MVP and two-time NBA MVP, Tim Duncan is retiring with an endless list of achievements, awards, and plenty of high ranking statistical milestones, blending in with the best of the best in NBA history. The 1998 Rookie of the Year was named NBA MVP twice (2002, 2003) and NBA Finals MVP three times (1999, 2003 and 2005). The Wake Forest graduate was an All-Defensive Team on 15 different occasions which is most all-time.
Duncan retires as the franchise's all-time leader in scoring, rebounds and blocks.
While Duncan averaged 19 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for his career, his numbers were dwindling over the last few seasons as he approached 40.
Duncan will also be remembered as a player that dominated the playoffs having become the only player to log 9,000 career minutes in the postseason.
San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan, arguably the greatest power forward ever to play professional basketball, has retired. For his career, Duncan appeared in 251 postseason contests (second all-time) and averaged 20.6 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 37.3 minutes while shooting.501 (1,975-3,939) from the field.