Mark Cuban was hoping Tim Duncan would ride off into the sunset with his 5th ring. According to Duncan, it almost happened.
Duncan turned 38 in April and won his fifth championship with the Spurs in June. That led to some speculation that he could retire after 17 seasons in the league.
Duncan’s eventual retirement — whether it’s next week, next summer, or after the next championship — probably won’t end what’s been a 15-year run at or near the top for the Spurs.
San Antonio’s 104-87 win over the Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night gave Tim Duncan his fifth title, all with the Spurs.
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In the age of me over we ball, Duncan is a corrupt cliche – a winner.We judge stars by rings more than ever. The Heat didn’t win; LeBron won. Kobe or Shaq won a decade ago. But when the Spurs win, Duncan is part of a greater whole, lost in a selfless, Vulcan coda.
Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points, Tim Duncan set playoff records, and the Spurs controlled play on the way to a 107-86 win over the Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Tim Duncan offered a rare acknowledgement: He’s thinking about the end of his career.
No cramps for Miami’s superstar this time. LeBron James scored 35 points and had 10 rebounds as the Heat beat the Spurs by a score of 98-96 to even the NBA Finals.
Mark Cuban has never shied away from expressing his true feelings about the San Antonio Spurs. So does he really want the Spurs to win another title? You might be surprised.
Tim Duncan had 27 points and the Spurs took advantage of Serge Ibaka’s absence to score more than half their points in the paint, beating the Thunder 122-105 Monday night
Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.