Tim Duncan announced his retirement Monday after 19 NBA seasons, five NBA titles and two MVP awards. ESPN Stats & Information takes a look at Duncan's career.
Duncan is one of only three players in NBA history to win 1,000 career regular-season games, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parish. He is also one of only two players to win an NBA title in three different decades (John Salley).
Duncan retires ranked 14th in points (26,496), sixth in rebounds (15,091) and fifth in blocks (3,020) in the regular season for his career. He is one of four players to rank in the top 15 in all three categories, joining Abdul-Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O'Neal.
He also had an illustrious postseason career: His tally of 157 postseason wins ranks second. He ranks sixth in points (5,172), third in rebounds (2,859) and first in double-doubles (164) in postseason history.
Duncan is one of three players to win the Wooden Award, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA MVP, NBA Finals MVP and NBA All-Star Game MVP, joining Larry Bird and Michael Jordan.
Spurs' dominance with Duncan
Duncan spent all 19 of his seasons with the San Antonio Spurs playing under coach Gregg Popovich. Only Kobe Bryant (20) played more seasons with a single franchise, and John Stockton (19) is the only other player with at least that many.
The Spurs posted a win percentage of at least .600 in all 19 of Duncan's seasons with the team, the longest such streak in NBA history. Their .817 win percentage in 2015-16 was the Spurs’ best in franchise history.
The Spurs have won 1,072 regular-season games since the start of the 1997-98 season, 155 more than the next closest team.
Duncan and Popovich won five titles together, representing all of the titles in the Spurs' franchise history. That is the fourth-most titles by a franchise in NBA history.
Duncan went 15 years between his first (1999) and last (2014) NBA titles. That is the second-longest span in NBA history behind Abdul-Jabbar (17 years) among players who played in both NBA Finals series, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau.
Duncan, Parker and Ginobili registered 126 career playoff wins together, also the most in NBA history by a trio, according to Elias. The next closest is Magic Johnson, Michael Cooper and Abdul-Jabbar, who won 110 playoff games.
Duncan won four of his five titles playing with Parker and Ginobili. According to Elias, they are the first set of three or more teammates to win four titles together since Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, Cooper and Kurt Rambis.