Tim Duncan writes post-retirement letter to fans

It’s no secret that future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan is a class act.

Not only is he one of the best to ever play the position, he’s also a class act. The 19-year veteran spent his entire tenure in the league with the Spurs, and San Antonio fans really loved him both on and off the court.

The five-time title winner helped the Spurs dominate the Western Conference over the last decade and a half, and quietly held his own against some of the best big men the league has ever seen.

Duncan penned a letter to fans on Wednesday, and it’s just as great as you’d think it’d be.

If asked to write a script for my career 19 years ago, there is no way I would’ve been able to dream up this journey.

I stand here at the end of this ride and look back in awe of what I’ve experienced.

The wins and losses will be remembered, but what I’ll remember most are the people:

The fans inside the arena and out, the staff and coaches who pushed me and held me together, the teammates (and even opponents) who will be lifelong friends, sharing my ups and downs with family and close friends, and, most importantly, the snapshots of my kids growing up and reveling in watching Dad work. That is what I will cherish the most.

Thank you to the city of San Antonio for the love and the support over these years. Thank you to the fans all over the world.

Much love always,


Classy letter from a classy guy.

Matt Birch

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