Former Wake Forest player Tim Duncan poses for a portrait after being selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the first pick overall in the 1997 NBA Draft. After 19 seasons of playing in the NBA, all with San Antonio, 15-time All-Star Tim Duncan announced his retirement on Monday, July 11, 2016.
Former Wake Forest player Tim Duncan poses for a portrait after being selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the first pick overall in the 1997 NBA Draft. After 19 seasons of playing in the NBA, all with San Antonio, 15-time All-Star Tim Duncan announced his retirement on Monday, July 11, 2016. Andy Hayt The Associated Press
Former Wake Forest player Tim Duncan poses for a portrait after being selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the first pick overall in the 1997 NBA Draft. After 19 seasons of playing in the NBA, all with San Antonio, 15-time All-Star Tim Duncan announced his retirement on Monday, July 11, 2016. Andy Hayt The Associated Press
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Tim Duncan leaves NBA as quietly as he entered

July 11, 2016 04:35 PM

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