Depending on who you ask, this may or may not be Tim Duncan‘s final NBA season. It doesn’t even sound as if Duncan himself has come to a decision on that, but needless to say, Duncan has anchored an increadible career – a career that most NBA franchises would like to experience.
What does that mean exactly? Well, take this into account. During Duncan’s 17-year career, he’s been on a 50-win team 16 times. That’s more than 26 NBA teams have accomplished in their franchise history.
In addition to that, Duncan has more 50-win seasons under his belt than the New York Knicks who have thirteen 50-win seasons in 68 seasons, more than the Houston Rockets who’ve amassed nine 50-win seasons in their 47 seasons and more than the Golden State Warriors who’ve put up four 50-win campaigns in 68 seasons.
Needless to say, Duncan’s career isn’t only impressive regarding his own statistics, but on a team level – it might be something we’ll never witness again.
Greatness defined, to say the least.
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) April 2, 2014