This year saw Tim Duncan move closer to matching Michael Jordan for career NBA Finals wins as he picked up his fifth and will soon be going for number six next season. Bit while we know that Duncan is returning for another season, he almost decided to retire after winning the fifth ring of his career.
Duncan went on Letterman to talk about his run to the NBA Finals and noted that he nearly decided to call it a career and retire at the top of his profession. However, Duncan believes he has one more year left in him and wanted to come back to the team he’s helped build over the last decade of his life.
When Letterman asks Duncan if he thought about retiring after the Spurs’ NBA Finals victory over Miami earlier this month, the 38-year-old All-Star forward replied, “I did, I did.”
“I thought about calling it a career,” Duncan said. “But I felt I could at least do one more year. I felt I was still effective. I felt I could still play and help the team.”
there was a decent chance that Duncan was going to call it quits after this season but the NBA is already a stronger and more entertaining league now that he is staying. He won’t be here forever, but we are getting at least one more season with the future Hall of Famer.
What should be taken away from this is that Duncan might only have one more year left and this could be the final season we see him take the court.
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