The greatest power forward in the history of the game just walked away about as quietly as he entered the league almost 20-years ago.
Tim Duncan retires. No statement. No letter. Just a brief Spurs release: 1,072-438 (.710) record. Five championships. Goodbye No. 21.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 11, 2016
Originally selected by the Spurs as the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, Duncan helped San Antonio reach the playoffs in each of his 19 seasons and became the only player in league history to start and win a title in three different decades.