For those of you that know me personally, yes I am the guy that analyzes both the NFL and College Football. But, I love other sports. Baseball and Basketball are two sports that I’ve followed closely over the years and the one thing we all know with sports is that all good things must come to an end and over the last three years or so; we’ve seen quite a few legendary athletes decide to call it a career. Ray Lewis, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Kobe Bryant, Charles Woodson and Peyton Manning are all guys I grew up watching and now we can add another guy to that list, Mr. Tim Duncan.
I know this is a football website, but I have no issues with giving an athlete the credit he rightfully deserves and Tim Duncan deserves every compliment, tweet, Instagram post and comments that we’ve read and seen today. The guy known as “The Big Fundamental” has decided to call it a career and retire after 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. He’s done it all: 15 all-star game appearances, two league MVP’s, three NBA finals, five NBA championships and the most impressive thing about him was he made the playoffs every year that he was in the league. He wasn’t flashy, he wasn’t a guy that was going to wow you and make you get up from your seat because he was just a basketball player that handled his business and did whatever he could to help his team win. He was a quiet leader and was the closest thing I’ve seen to a “perfect athlete”.
Tim Duncan is the greatest Power Forward ever and I’m glad I was able to appreciate greatness in watching him play. He’s the definition of a class act and he did things the right way both on and off the court. You couldn’t say a bad thing about this guy and the comments that his former teammates have made just shows you what happens when you handle yourself the right way. What really made my respect go up for him was him not wanting that “farewell tour” this season because it was about the team, not just him and that definitely speaks volumes. Congrats on a hall of fame career Tim.