After last season’s first round collapse to the 8th seeded Memphis Grizzlies, the consensus on Tim Duncan the San Antonio Spurs was pretty apparent. They were done. One season later, the Spurs have won an NBA record 9 straight playoff games and the future of Tim Duncan seems very clear. Duncan wants to be a Spur for life.
Duncan can test free agency after this season is over, but the 15 year NBA vet has little interest in testing the market.
“Though I shouldn’t say that; I have to threaten them that I’ll leave,” he joked. “No … I’m not going anywhere. You can print that wherever you want to. I’m here and I’m a Spur for life.”
Duncan has played with Man Ginobili for 11 seasons and Tony Parker for 10. It makes you wonder how they managed to make this thing work for the long-haul. You don’t often see a team able to stand this sort of longevity in today’s NBA.
“We’ve all found a home here in San Antonio,” Duncan said, “and we all love it here.”
Duncan has been nothing short of brilliant in these playoff series’, averaging 17.4 ppg and 9.2 rpg. He joked that he wasn’t cool enough to platelet-rich plasma therapy like Kobe Bryant, instead he and his doctors have found different ways to lengthen his career.