After 19 illustrious seasons and five championship rings, Tim Duncan announced his retirement from the NBA Monday.
“The Big Fundamental,” long recognized as the greatest power forward of all time, exemplified excellence, consistency, and leadership. Already, the sports world and the internet alike has had many different reactions to Duncan’s announcement.
Many are taking this opportunity to show their appreciation for the star, but others are (thankfully) having some fun with this occasion, which is ironic, as Duncan, like his head coach Gregg Popovich, rarely cracked a smile throughout his career. Check out some of the reactions:
Some people aren’t taking the news very well…;
— Hannah Dickson (@hannahdeeee19) July 11, 2016
Tim Duncan fact: He is also a true fashion pioneer.
We’ll miss you Tim Duncan, you and all of your exclusive dad outfits. pic.twitter.com/mRE6OGzGNA
— Brian Krasik (@bkrasik) July 11, 2016
I mean, who else would take a MVP picture dressed like this?
— (((Patrick))) (@MussIDie) July 11, 2016
I’m sure the Spurs organization, though grateful, can’t be too pleased with the news.
— Bobby Agnese (@bobbyagnese) July 11, 2016
Duncan: “I have five rings, I do what I want!”
All hail Tim Duncan, who can’t even be bothered to show up to his own retirement press conference. https://t.co/xrxmVQwKwG
— Lindsey Adler (@Lahlahlindsey) July 11, 2016
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) July 11, 2016
Hmmm, good point…;
Tim Duncan downloaded pokemon go & next day quit his job. tip of the iceberg, Amerca
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) July 11, 2016
Don’t give Tim Duncan your crappy Gatorade.
Tim Duncan won five NBA titles but to me his greatest accomplishment will always be “Tim Duncan Drinks Bad Gatorade” https://t.co/6AdwLehGLZ
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) July 11, 2016
Get the tissues ready…;
Wow Tim Duncan’s HOF speech already leaked pic.twitter.com/Y7bIegGO1b
— Jeff Israel (@jeffisrael25) July 11, 2016
The old make way for the new.
TD: hey Kawhi
TD: I’m retiring
KL: see you at the gym
KL: bye pic.twitter.com/K8peuK4O38
— Quixem Ramirez (@quixem) July 11, 2016
Thank you, Tim Duncan!
Tim Duncan retires after a magnificent 19-year career. One of the greatest players of all-time. pic.twitter.com/dEAYhvnlRX
— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) July 11, 2016