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Tim Duncan Retires After Putting Up Ridiculous Statistics for 19 Seasons

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Tim Duncan, the best player in Wake Forest history, and one of the greatest players in NBA history, announced his retirement on Monday morning. In typical Tim Duncan fashion, he announced his retirement via a press release without much fanfare. Duncan, once again, let his game and accomplishments do the talking.

Throughout Duncan’s illustrious career, he won 5 NBA titles, 3 Finals MVPs, 2 regular season MVPs, and was a 15-time all-star. He was first or second team All-NBA 14 times, and was first or second team All-Defensive 15 times. Duncan was a model of consistency and a model of class. He never once demanded a trade, and was widely regarded as the greatest teammate you could ever have. During Duncan’s career, he put up some absurd statistics. Below are some of my favorites.

Honestly just check out Tim Duncan’s Basketball Reference page. It’s comical how ridiculously consistent and incredible his per 36 minute numbers are. Every stat on there is remarkable. He’s not just the best power forward of all-time, he’s the best player of his generation.

Basketball Reference

The defense rests.