5 Reasons Tim Duncan Shouldn’t Retire Just Yet

May 12th, 2015 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
For those who love him most, there will never be a good time for Tim Duncan to retire. He's inextricably linked to all the awesome, cliched, model-franchise stuff that makes the San Antonio Spurs so undeniably compelling.

Should the 39-year-old call it quits after this season's narrow ousting from the opening round? 

Few would wish such a thing, but there's something to be said for walking away at the right time. Without naming names, several of Duncan's contemporaries have probably hung on a season or two beyond that "best used by" expiration date. He doesn't want to follow in those footsteps, not with the glow of a fifth title in the not-too-distant past.

But walking away at the right time begs a few questions. Can Duncan still play? Can the Spurs still win? 

Will it still be fun?

"People ask me about Tim and Manu and myself for the last five years, what we're going to do," head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters after San Antonio's Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. "It's all psychobabble. I have no clue. We'll probably come back. Paycheck is pretty good. You ...

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