Tim Duncan RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pop: Losing both Ginobili, Duncan 'would've been awful'

    The Score "After Manu Ginobili re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a one-year deal, word leaked out that the Philadelphia 76ers had pursued the 15-year veteran hard, pushing up his price. On Thursday, Ginobili admitted that he never had any real intention of leaving the only NBA team he's ever played..." July 22

  • Tim Duncan suing real estate company over doctored image

    Sportsnaut "Former San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan didn’t necessarily make many enemies during his 19-year career in the NBA. Seen as a gentle giant, Duncan endeared himself to teammates and foes alike with an unassuming personality and a respectful manner. Less than a month into retirement, Duncan..." July 20

  • San Antonio’s Mayor Makes July 21 ‘Tim Duncan Day’ Much To The Chagrin Of Duncan, Probably

    Uproxx "Tim Duncan, in keeping with his well-established personality, quietly retired after an amazing career this offseason. One of the legends of the game, and a San Antonio icon, is riding off into the sunset. Before that happens, though, the city that he brought five titles to is going to honor him in..." July 19

  • Shaq says Tim Duncan is not a 'big man'

    Sporting News "Now that Tim Duncan has retired, it's time for analysts and basketball minds to discuss his legacy and all-time ranking. In the recent days, people have called Duncan one of the best big men to ever play the game, but Shaquille O'Neal says hold on a minute. Speaking on his podcast, "The Big..." July 18

  • Spurs GM: Pop and Duncan wrestled during free agency in 2000

    The Score "The relationship between longtime San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and now-retired franchise legend Tim Duncan was always known to be close. Yet Spurs general manager R.C. Buford relayed a story to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski that indicates they may be as tight as teenage..." July 15

  • Tim Duncan says he retired because the NBA wasn't as much fun

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan said he knew it was time to end his illustrious 19-season career when he did. In a wide-ranging internet interview with ViVid his close friend , Duncan touched on a variety of topics in his first interview since his Monday retirement. But he said he knew he was approaching..." July 13

  • Gregg Popovich bids emotional farewell to 'irreplaceable' Tim Duncan

    ESPN "Wearing a black shirt emblazoned with a picture of Tim Duncan with a caption underneath reading "Impossible Is Potential," San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich waxed poetic for 15 minutes Tuesday about the retirement of arguably the greatest power forward to ever play the game, and plans to make..." July 12

  • Kidd regrets not joining Duncan, Spurs when he had the chance

    The Score "Thirteen years before Kevin Durant stunned the basketball world - and incensed competitive-balance truthers everywhere - by joining the team that beat his in the Western Conference finals, Jason Kidd very nearly pulled the trigger on a similar move. As an unrestricted free agent in the summer..." July 12

  • ‘Speechless’: How Nets’ Sean Marks remembers Tim Duncan

    New York Post "San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, the greatest power forward in NBA history, officially retired on Monday morning. And that night, Nets general manager Sean Marks — who won a ring with Duncan as a teammate, and another as an assistant coach — gushed over the legacy the Spurs’ icon left on his team, his..." July 12

  • Tim Duncan authored a college paper on 'excessive egotism'

    The Score "Tim Duncan announced his retirement from the NBA on Monday, leaving behind a legacy that includes five championships, 15 All-NBA Team honors, two MVP awards, and three Finals MVPs. But something you may not know about the San Antonio Spurs legend is that he co-authored a chapter in a psychology..." July 11

  • LeBron thanks Duncan, calls him 'best PF ever'

    The Score "LeBron James joined the long list of NBA players heaping praise on Tim Duncan following the San Antonio Spurs legend's retirement announcement Monday. James took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the "best PF ever."" July 11

  • Tim Duncan: A timeline of a legend

    USA Today "After 19 seasons, 1,643 total games, 56,738 total minutes, 31,668 total points, five championships and two MVP awards — Tim Duncan has retired. We take you back through his two decades of basketball dominance, from that 1997 draft day to the fifth and final championship. The Beginning Date:..." July 11

  • Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons, five NBA titles

    ABC News "After five NBA titles, two NBA MVP awards, 15 All-­Star appearances and a spot on many lists as the greatest power forward of all time, San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is calling it a career. Duncan, who turned 40 in April, announced Monday that he is retiring from the NBA after 19 seasons,..." July 11

  • NBA players react to Tim Duncan's retirement

    Fox Sports "One of the greatest players in NBA history is calling it a career. The San Antonio Spurs announced Monday that Tim Duncan is retiring at the age of 40. Duncan played his entire career with the Spurs after being drafted first overall in the 1997 NBA Draft, and went on to become ont of the most..." July 11

  • San Antonio Zoo offers Duncan free entry if he signs another contract

    The Score "The San Antonio Zoo is hoping to entice Tim Duncan to return to the NBA for another season. " July 07

  • Spurs expect Tim Duncan retirement answer this weekend

    The Sports Daily "The San Antonio Spurs figure out the direction of the franchise this weekend when Tim Duncan will decide whether he calls it quits on a legendary career. Duncan exercised his contract option for next season earlier this summer, but doubt remained as to whether he would go for season No...." July 06

  • Tim Duncan 'leaning strongly' toward retiring

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the NBA's all-time icons – San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan – is leaning strongly toward retirement, a decision that would end an illustrious 19-season NBA career, league sources told The Vertical. Duncan has left team officials, close associates and friends with a strong belief he's..." July 04

  • Sources: Tim Duncan exercises contract option for next season

    Yahoo! Sports "San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan has elected to exercise the $5.6 million player option on his 2016-17 contract – but that is not an indication that he’s planning to return for his 20th NBA season, league sources told The Vertical. Duncan, 40, is still seriously contemplating his desire to..." June 28

  • Duncan once spent $12K to save stranger's dog

    The Score "Tim Duncan is a future Hall of Famer with a big heart. The following story was posted on Reddit over a year ago, but somehow never went viral until Saturday, when it was discovered by Pounding the Rock's Quixem Ramirez. The Redditor claims that Duncan once footed the bill for her dog to undergo..." June 26

  • Spurs’ retirement decisions not necessarily imminent

    San Antonio Express-News "Manu Ginobili faces a Wednesday deadline to decide whether to exercise a $2.94 million option for next season. Tim Duncan has until June 29 to opt into $6.39 million for next season. On the surface, it seems return or retirement decisions are nigh for the pair of Spurs’ future Hall of Famers...." June 18

  • Green says trash talk never worked on Duncan: 'He just stared at me'

    The Score "As Tim Duncan ponders his NBA future, his reverential colleagues are pondering an NBA without him. "If this is it for Tim Duncan, he has meant a lot to the game, the way he has carried himself and what he has done for the Spurs for a number of years," Golden State Warriors power forward..." May 14

  • Tim Duncan admits he can't relate with younger players

    The Score "No surprise here, but the NBA's second-oldest player has a hard time relating to rookies. Tim Duncan might opt for retirement after a disappointing playoff run, but that decision is up in the air. If he does, though, Duncan will miss Gregg Popovich, he'll miss his fellow Big Three of Manu..." May 13

  • Duncan wants to 'figure life out' before deciding on future

    USA Today "Only Tim Duncan knows what that index finger to the sky meant. Nearly 20 years later, from Wake Forest to San Antonio to the Chesapeake Arena tunnel where the best power forward of all time left for the night and, perhaps, forever. If this was it, if Duncan’s glance at the scoreboard and hand..." May 13

  • Steven Adams explains why he doesn't talk to Tim Duncan

    The Score "Despite being a highly effective option on both ends of the court, Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams is mostly known for being an agitator. Never one to back down from a challenge and always one to impose his physicality upon the opponent, Adams often finds himself entangled in..." April 28

  • Spurs’ Duncan: Leonard not getting star treatment he deserves

    San Antonio Express-News "It doesn’t take Tim Duncan long to recount the most drawn-out conversation he has ever had with Kawhi Leonard. “I don’t think it’s ever surpassed 10 or 15 seconds,” Duncan said. The Spurs’ small forward, like Duncan before him, prefers to deal in deeds rather than words. “He hasn’t said a..." April 27

  • Tim Duncan doesn't want to go out like Kobe Bryant

    The Sports Daily "You can say that again. Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs are in the playoffs and one of the year’s best stories, but Kobe Bryant’s retirement extravaganza outshined Duncan and Co. at every turn this year. While a fun spectacle for the Black Mamba, Duncan has made it pretty clear about one..." April 21

  • Duncan passes Miller on all-time games played list

    The Score "As if we needed more confirmation that Tim Duncan has been playing basketball a very, very long time. By suiting up for the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday evening against the Golden State Warriors, Duncan moved past Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller for sole possession of eighth place on the..." April 08

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    San Antonio Spurs @spurs

    Kawhi Leonard (right quad contusion) is out for tonight's Spurs-Grizzlies game. Duncan (rest), Ginobili (rest) and Parker (rest) remain out.

  • Duncan joins Kareem with 25K points, 15K rebounds, 3K blocks

    The Score "Tim Duncan made history Thursday night, becoming the sixth player to collect 15,000 rebounds in his career. Duncan also joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as just the second player to achieve 25,000 points, 15,000 rebounds and 3,000 blocks. " March 11

  • Joey Crawford admits fault for infamous Duncan ejection

    The Score "Nine years later, soon-to-be-retired referee Joey Crawford has taken responsibility for his infamous altercation with Tim Duncan. During a 2007 regular-season game, Crawford issued Duncan multiple technical fouls after the San Antonio Spurs big man laughed at him from the bench. Following the..." March 11

  • Spurs will be without Duncan, Ginobili and Parker against Timberwolves

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs will be without Tim Duncan (rest), Manu Ginobili (rest) and Tony Parker (left toe contusion) when they play the Timberwolves on Tuesday in Minnesota. The Spurs are coming off a 99-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday, their 10th loss of the season. So far this season, the Spurs..." March 08

  • LeBron James passes Tim Duncan for 14th on career scoring list

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James led eight Cleveland players in double-figures with 28 points, and reached another milestone in his brilliant career as the Cavaliers crushed the Boston Celtics 120-103. James was his usual dominate self, posting 11 rebounds and eight assists in 36 minutes. In the third quarter he..." March 06

  • Tim Duncan says there was 'no emotion' when facing Bryant a final time

    Los Angeles Times "As Kobe Bryant plays out his 20th and final season with the Lakers, The Times has reached out to players, coaches and broadcasters for recollections about his career. Spurs center Tim Duncan isn’t sad he played Kobe Bryant for the last time Saturday. In fact, Duncan, in his 19th NBA season,..." February 21

  • Tim Duncan will return at Orlando in final game before All-Star break

    Fox Sports "San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game at the Orlando Magic, the final game before the extended All-Star break, the team announced. Duncan had missed the last eight games with a sore right knee. The Spurs went 6-2 in that stretch with the most..." February 10

  • Kareem: Duncan had a better career than Kobe

    The Score "So much for sticking by a fellow Laker. The NBA's all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, told Tyler Cowen at George Mason University last week that San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan had a better career than Los Angeles Lakers fixture Kobe Bryant. "I would say that Tim Duncan has had..." February 10

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    Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn

    Pop, when asked how Duncan is doing, "He's coming along slowly but surely."#Spurs

  • Why Abdul-Jabbar says Duncan, not Kobe, has had the 'better' career

    Fox Sports "This is why sports exists, so we debate questions that might not have a right or wrong answer, but are never short on opinions. Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar chimed in with one of his own when asked recently if Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan has had the better career. Abdul-Jabbar's..." February 03

  • Tim Duncan will miss fourth straight game against Orlando on Monday

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan will miss his fourth consecutive game because of right knee soreness when the Spurs host the Orlando Magic on Monday. The Spurs have dropped two of their last three games without Duncan, including a 30-point loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, 120-90, and a 14-point loss to..." February 01

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