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Duncan done in San Antonio?


08:07 AM ET 10.03 | What is the worst-case scenario for Spurs fans as it relates to Tim Duncan? The NBA lockout devours the entire 2011-12 season, and then [Duncan] retires. Duncan's contact is set to expire after this season. If the NBA labor impasse winds up cancelling the entire schedule, would the Spurs' franchise icon simply retire instead of re-upping for another season in 2012-13, when he will be 36? In May, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dismissed the notion that Duncan had played his final game in a Spurs uniform. Speaking at a basketball clinic Saturday afternoon in San Antonio, Tony Parker -- Duncan's point guard for the past 10 seasons -- echoed those doubts. ... "I see myself playing at least two or three more seasons with Timmy."

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October 3, 2011  08:10 AM ET

Yea but can Timmy see himself playing 2-3 more years? Probably not with that aging team.....

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October 3, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Duncan, please sign a 2 yr contract with the Knicks (the missing link?)

October 3, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Besides, he said it himself.. MSG has some very kind rims to him.

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October 3, 2011  09:07 AM ET

He is afraid of big cities.

he loves MGS though

October 3, 2011  09:08 AM ET


October 3, 2011  09:15 AM ET

If this season is toast, then I can actually see Duncan walk away. His level of play has gone down SOOO much.

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October 3, 2011  09:43 AM ET

duncan is going to retire when the head coach leaves that it

October 3, 2011  09:45 AM ET

and other new derrick rose is still too humble

October 3, 2011  10:03 AM ET

The Fat Lady Is Getting Ready, Bro.

October 3, 2011  10:07 AM ET

Great player and even better person. Robinson to Duncan.....what great big man in San Antonio will carry the torch next?

October 3, 2011  10:13 AM ET

The end is approaching very fast. If you haven't noticed lately, Duncan's style of play have tapered off considerably. He can still get you double double numbers but the effects are not the same as when he was leading the Spurs to championships. I don't envision Duncan signing another contract when his deal is done, he does not come across as the type of guy that will stay too long, he may even already have a deal in place with the Spurs organization in some capacity. We may have seen his last game if the season is canceled.

October 3, 2011  10:24 AM ET

Repeat story from this weekend.Timmy will play out his contract and retire to the us virgin islands no one wants to see him lumbering around out there like an old robert parrish

big question is with the LOCKOUT maybe for the Season ..

will Timmy luv his time Off in the Virgin Islands ...

and Just decide to Retire ... vs the Play then Fly out and get to the Hotel in the next city at 4 AM ...


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