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Tim Duncan announces retirement from the NBA

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According to ESPN and NBC Sports/ProBasketball Talk, longtime San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan is retiring.

Duncan turned 40 in April, in the midst of completing his 19th season in the National Basketball Association. He spent his entire career with the Spurs, winning five NBA titles and collecting two NBA MVP awards. Duncan also made 15 All-Star appearances.

According to ESPN, the Spurs had the best 19-year stretch in NBA history during Duncan's dominant tenure when measuring regular season winning percentage. 

Duncan starred at Wake Forest before being drafted in the top spot of the 1997 NBA draft by the Spurs. After winning the league's Rookie of the Year award in 1998, San Antonio won the NBA championship in Duncan's second professional season.

The Spurs also triumphed as the NBA's top team with Duncan at the lead in 2003, 2005, 2007 and finally in 2014 -- when San Antonio topped LeBron James' Miami Heat in five games.

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