tim duncan february 2014

The greatest power forward to play the game of basketball, Tim Duncan, could walk away from the NBA after this season. According to former NBA head coach and current analyst George Karl, he has sources telling him that "The Big Fundamental" could leave the San Antonio Spurs and the league, retiring whenever the 2014 season comes to an end for the 37-year-old.

“You know, over the weekend, that was the whispers that I got. I got a couple of phone calls, one from San Antonio, that said that Tim Duncan’s thinking this is going to be his last year," Karl said, via Project Spurs. "The best, most fundamental big guy ever to play in the NBA, and [him] leaving would make me very very sad. The San Antonio Spurs without Tim Duncan would be very difficult for me to watch.”

Duncan is a three-time NBA Finals MVP and a two-time MVP in the regular season. He signed a three-year, $30 million extension back in 2012 with a player-option for next season. Duncan has played with the Spurs his whole career since 1997, averaging around 20 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Duncan had a chance to possibly walk out on high terms with an NBA Finals win last season, but the Miami Heat prevented that from happening. If Karl's sources are true, Duncan could be headed for the final ride with the Spurs. San Antonio is currently 38-15, which is good for second in the Western Conference.



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