As you all know we are working on our Top 50 Players from each major North American Team. This will eventually bleed into a look at how each one of them honors their respective former players/executives with retired numbers, rings of honor, franchise halls of fame etc.
This brings us to a huge announcement from the San Antonio Spurs, who have decreed that they will be retiring the number #21 of Tim Duncan on December 18.
With all due respect to the “The Admiral”, David Robinson, Tim Duncan is the best player that the Spurs have ever had. A nineteen year veteran (all with San Antonio), Tim Duncan brought San Antonio to five NBA Championships and would win two NBA MVPs.
The 1997 #1 Draft Pick out of Wake Forest would make the All NBA First Team ten times and the NBA All Defensive Team eight times. He should be a lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021, his first year of eligibility. This marks the eighth time that the Spurs have retired a number.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Tim Duncan for this latest honor and give a shout to the Spurs for doing this immediately…as it should be!