Tim Duncan celebrates with his kids after winning 5th title on Father’s Day
Tim Duncan probably could not have envisioned a better way to end his career if he decides to retire. The 5-time NBA champion won his fifth title and got to celebrate it with his son and daughter on Father’s Day. Does it get better than that?
Duncan had 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 33 minutes of the Spurs’ series-clinching 104-87 win over the Heat in Game 5. Where guys like Dwyane Wade have aged and shown weakness, Timmy has remained just as strong of a player as he was a few years ago.
Duncan averaged 16.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, a block and two assists per game during the postseason. He shot an impressive 52.4 percent from the field. Gregg Popovich has limited his minutes to around 30 per game the last four seasons, and the extra rest has paid off. It allowed Duncan to extend his career and Manu Ginobili to continue playing strong.
There’s also one extra reason that makes the celebration with his kids so special for Duncan. Timmy and his ex-wife got divorced last year, which had to have been extraordinarily difficult for their family. Tim referenced that during his postgame interview with ESPN’s Doris Burke, saying that the kids have been through a lot. At least they all got to celebrate a great moment together.
Five titles, 3 NBA Finals MVPs, winning championships in 3 different decades. What a freaking career.