Clippers pay homage to retiring Spurs legend Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan, you will be missed.
After 19 fantastic seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, which included five championships and two MVP trophies, the future NBA Hall of Famer announced his retirement on Monday.
There are few who would argue that Duncan is the greatest power forward of all time.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) July 11, 2016
The Clippers and Spurs had their fair share of epic battles, especially over the last few postseasons. In 2011-12, Duncan the Co. swept Los Angeles in the Western Conference semifinals.
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Three seasons later, in 2014-15, the Clippers edged the Spurs, 4-3, thanks to a brilliant game-winning shot by Chris Paul over Duncan in Game 7 (see the Vine above).
Wow….all I can really say is thank you!! A true legend has retired! Truly one of the greatest of all time, probably the best PF ever!! Thank you for showing the world what it truly means to be a champion, a leader, and a professional! Ultimate team player who would do anything and sacrifice anything to win!! Thank you Timmy D 🙌🏼
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On Monday, tributes from NBA stars of past and present poured in for Duncan … and the Clippers took part as well.
Salute to the greatest power forward ever! Illustrious career!! Much respect Timmy D.
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) July 11, 2016
— Corey Maggette (@Corey_Maggette) July 11, 2016
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 11, 2016
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