Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Duncan Quietly Retires

http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/002/820/908/hi-res-725550fee52232557445604c589a5f0e_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75(from bleacherreport)

One of the greatest, and most admired (including by THC), players in NBA history, Tim Duncan, just quietly announced his retirement via a San Antonio Spurs press release.  Just what you would expect from the low-profile and unassuming Duncan; no farewell tour for him ala Kobe.  Generally considered one of the top ten players in league history, Duncan played 19 years with the Spurs, leading them to five NBA titles and during which they won over 70% of their regular season games.

The only time you knew Tim got excited on the court, was when he got upset with a ref and his eyes bulged out.  That was as demonstrative as it got. His level temperament was played for laughs in this 2014 Footlocker commercial. And since we're on the subject, we can't leave without a compilation of Spurs commercials for H-E-B Grocery Stores, the largest chain in Texas.  They are classics, featuring Duncan along with Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard.

1 comment:

  1. T.D. played some methodical hoops, clinic. Great ads. dm