10 Best Twitter Reactions to Tim Duncan’s Retirement

10 Best Twitter Reactions to Tim Duncan's Retirement

Tim Duncan warms up prior to a game. | Scott Halleran/Getty Images

We still can’t believe Tim Duncan’s retirement announcement. Although he gave us 19 remarkable NBA seasons, one sensational performance after another, and a lifetime of the purest ball we’ve ever seen, it still doesn’t feel real that “The Big Fundamental” has decided to call it a career. We’re not the only ones who were affected by this announcement.

With social media — particularly Twitter — being the ultimate forum to express one’s opinion, everyone from fans and pros to past NBA greats have felt obliged to show their respect to arguably the greatest power forward of all time. While each and every one of these thoughts matter, the way we see it, some people’s tweets managed to stand out among the rest. With that in mind, here’s a look at the 10 best Twitter reactions to Tim Duncan’s retirement announcement.

10. Sir Charles pays his respect


Charles Barkley is one of those broadcasters who makes a living by saying nonsensical things. While some may not approve of his antics, we think he’s hilarious. That being said, whether you like Sir Charles or not, it’s hard to argue with this statement. That’s high praise indeed —  and we agree completely.

9. Now that’s a winner


Since the San Antonio Spurs took him first overall in the 1997 NBA Draft, Duncan has only experienced a losing streak of five or more games once in his career. On the flip side, he’s experienced a winning streak of five or more games on 73 separate occasions. Let that sink in for a second. That’s what winning looks like.

8. What a difference a Duncan makes


Speaking of winning, with five NBA titles on his resume, The Big Fundamental has more championships than 26 other franchises have in their entire existence. Seriously, is this guy even human? We’re not so sure anymore.

7. Getting it done on both ends of the floor


Some NBA greats get the job done on the offensive end of the floor, others make a name for themselves with their defensive prowess. As you can see by this table, Duncan was a master of both facets of the game. Truly remarkable stuff.

6. The Diesel won’t disagree