Duncan isn’t Thinking About Retirement
While the 15-year NBA veteran with four championships and two league MVP awards has nothing more to prove in the twilight of his Hall of Fame career, (Tim) Duncan’s passion for playing is higher than ever. He is still having fun and retirement doesn’t appear on the horizon as long as he’s healthy and effective on the floor.
“I love playing,” Duncan told Yahoo! Sports. “I’m a competitor. So my enjoyment level is real high.”
It certainly doesn’t hurt that San Antonio (38-14), winners of nine straight heading into Friday, has the second-best record in the Western Conference.
Duncan is making $21.1 million in the final year of his contract and is expected to either re-sign with the only franchise he’s known or retire after this season.
Family might be the ultimate tug that gets Duncan out of the NBA. The 35-year-old says at “some point” not wanting to be away from his two children for long periods will be a big factor in when he walks away.
As for actual retirement plans …
“I don’t really worry about that part of it,” Duncan said.