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Sounds of Thunder: Tim Duncan Retires

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The Big Fundamental is calling it a career and like a true hero, he is doing it with class.

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

After nineteen seasons Tim Duncan is walking away from pro basketball. An honored enemy is calling it a day and as always, he is doing it the right way:

Now THAT is the classy way to hang it up. No Spur should ever wear 21 again. That number belongs among the stars at the highest point of AT&T Center because if there was ever a player deserving of that honor it is Tim Duncan. In this age of instant gratification and only looking out for number one, his kind may never be seen in professional sports again. We all lost something today.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
– Joseph Campbell