Shaquille O’Neal honors Spurs icon Tim Duncan with the highest compliment
Even tho I knew it was coming, I'm still moved by the news. What a HUGE honor to have played with him for 14 seasons! #ThankYouTD
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 11, 2016
Sometimes all you NEED to say is THANK YOU……..To the BEST EXAMPLE of a Leader, Brother, Friend. Looking forward to the Phase Homie!
— Bruce Bowen (@Bowen12) July 11, 2016
Upset at Tim Duncan we didn't get to honor him at a Mavs Spurs game. Happy I've had the opportunity to witness his greatness so often
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 11, 2016
One of the better tributes was from Shaquille O’Neal, who gave this comment on Duncan to ESPN.
There’s zero doubt Duncan was an elite competitor despite his quiet nature and introverted personality, which Kobe Bryant summed up succinctly.
Kobe Bryant tells me of frequent foe Tim Duncan: "More cutthroat than people give him credit for. I loved everything about him on the court"
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 11, 2016