A Legend Retires


One man. Two boys. Twelve kids.

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3 Responses

  1. Tod Kelly says:

    If there’s a greater microcosm of two very different Great players than the way Kobe retired this year vs. the way Timmy did, I can’t think of it.Report

  2. I’m of the ilk that there are no “greatest player of all time”s. There may be a greatest player of an era, but more likely, as is the case now, (Duncan and James, and previously, Michael and Magic) the 2 most likely contenders don’t really overlap in their primes. Not to mention comparing greats in different positions. The game itself changes in both obvious and subtle ways from factors like the characteristics of the greats of the time, the prevailing depth of the league and rule changes.

    In any case bball is a team sport. Clearly the greats create their own weather so to speak, but what the game is at any given time has an impact on their impact.

    But to your main point, TD is one of those guys, no doubt about it. And as a person, he was one of those guys who you could root for even if you wanted the other team to win.Report

  3. Mike Schilling says:

    If you haven’t watched Greg Popovich’s tribute to Tim Duncan, you really should.