Although we knew it was coming soon, San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan surprised us all Monday (July 11), when announced his retirement.
Going down as of the NBA’s all-time greats, the big man retires after 19 seasons… and with the team that picked him with the first overall in the 1997 Draft.
Following the news, people across Twitter paid their respects to Duncan’s career and legacy.
Thank you for all the memories Tim. Check out Twitter’s reactions below:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 11, 2016
Even tho I knew it was coming, I'm still moved by the news. What a HUGE honor to have played with him for 14 seasons! #ThankYouTD
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 11, 2016
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 11, 2016
Timmy D. Say it ain't so!!! Greatest power forward ever!
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) July 11, 2016
The best PF ever! Thanks for the memories old man. A great player and teammate. pic.twitter.com/Isl9jZzEm3
— Lamarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) July 11, 2016
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) July 11, 2016
Salute to the greatest power forward ever! Illustrious career!! Much respect Timmy D.
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 11, 2016
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) July 11, 2016
Congrats Tim Duncan on an amazing career!! Quiet and humble, but a killer and a champion on the court! #TheBigFundamental
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 11, 2016
Duncan finishes his career with five NBA championships, two NBA MVP awards and three Finals MVP awards, making him one of the most decorated players in recent NBA history.