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Kobe Bryant heads 2020 Hall of Fame honorees

Apr 05, 2020 - 9:32 AM

Joining the late Kobe Bryant in 'one of the most historic' classes are three-time NBA Finals MVP Tim Duncan and 15-time NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the first half against the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images/AFP

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan head 2020 Hall of Fame nominees

Dec 20, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Chris Bosh are among those in the star-studded list of nominees

LAKERS LEGEND. Kobe Bryant is nominated to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Duncan returns to Spurs as assistant coach

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Tim Duncan will serve under San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich

RETURN. Tim Duncan makes a comeback with the Spurs as an assistant coach. File photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs honor Tim Duncan's jersey retirement with win over Pelicans

Dec 19, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Spurs players sport 21 on their socks to honor the big man who led the team to 5 NBA championships

HONORED. Tim Duncan and his children watch on as his jersey number 21 is raised to the rafters. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs to retire Tim Duncan's jersey

Nov 17, 2016 - 7:25 AM

The recently retired Duncan s jersey will be honored alongside Spurs greats David Robinson Sean Elliot and George Gervin

IMMORTALIZED. Tim Duncan's number 21 jersey will hang from the AT&T Center rafters. The Wake Forest alum is a rare breed of athlete these days, having spent his entire career with one team. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Tim Duncan to stay on with Spurs – Popovich

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:12 PM

His position is he is the coach of whatever he feels like says Pop

BIG FUNDAMENTAL. Tim Duncan saw his minutes dip to 25 a game in the 2015-15 season as he accepted a lesser role with the franchise he had spent his entire career with. Photo by Paul Buck/AFP

Tim Duncan admits he wasn't enjoying basketball anymore before retirement

Jul 14, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Tim Duncan reveals the reason he retired after 19 seasons in the league

THE LOVE IS GONE. Tim Duncan, seen with teammates Tony Parker (L) and Manu Ginobili (R) after winning the 2014 NBA title, admits he wasn't having fun at the end of his NBA career. File photo by Ashley Landis/EPA

Spurs coach Popovich bids farewell to Duncan

Jul 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM

He s the most real consistent and true person I ve met in my life Gregg Popovich talks about Tim Duncan in a press conference

FAREWELL. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich (L) bids farewell to his legendary center Tim Duncan. The pair is seen in this file photo talking on the bench during a game in March 2010. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

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Tim Duncan announces retirement from NBA after 19-year career

Jul 11, 2016 - 10:18 PM

Tim Duncan regarded by many as the greatest power forward in NBA history announces his retirement through a statement on the Spurs website

BIG FUNDAMENTAL. Tim Duncan saw his minutes dip to 25 a game in the 2015-15 season as he accepted a lesser role with the franchise he had spent his entire career with. Photo by Paul Buck/AFP

NBA: Durant, Wade, Duncan make first moves to future

Jun 30, 2016 - 1:43 PM

NBA free agency is set to begin soon and marquee players have taken some steps towards where they will end up

Tim Duncan unsure of NBA return after playoff exit

May 14, 2016 - 4:20 AM

Five time NBA champion Tim Duncan has given no indication whether or not he ll retire after the Spurs were eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder

UNCERTAIN FUTURE. Tim Duncan gazes out into space during what may have been his final NBA game. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs sweep Grizzlies, to face Thunder or Mavs next

Apr 25, 2016 - 9:10 AM

The Spurs are the first team to reach the semifinals as LaMarcus Aldridge posts a double double

ON TO THE NEXT. Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs breezed past the Grizzlies. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Spurs slap Grizzlies around in dominant Game 1 win

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:38 PM

The Grizzlies are held to a season low 74 points as the Spurs dominate in their playoff opener

SPUR TO VICTORY. Tim Duncan only had 7 points and 11 rebounds but didn't need to provide more in the one-sided win. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

LeBron passes Duncan on NBA scoring list in win over Boston

Mar 06, 2016 - 3:29 PM

LeBron James is now number 14 on the all time scoring list

ANOTHER MILESTONE. LeBron James has now scored 10 or more points in 700 straight regular season games. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Spurs coach Popovich admits Warriors are 'unsolvable'

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Gregg Popovich says the Warriors combination of talent and intelligence creates open shots and headaches for opposing teams but that he d buy a ticket to watch them

DUBBED. Klay Thompson and the Warriors beat up the Spurs in their first meeting of the season. File photo by EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

NBA: Spurs still perfect at home

Jan 15, 2016 - 1:29 PM

The Spurs take down the Cavaliers in a battle of teams entering with long winning streaks

NBA: Irving's stellar fourth-quarter lifts Cavs over Wizards

Jan 07, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Kyie Irving scores 19 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Cleveland Cavaliers avenge their previous loss to the Washington Wizards

LATE HEROICS. Kyrie Irving (L) finished what LeBron James started with the Wizards. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Spurs top Celtics for milestone win by Duncan, Parker, Ginobili

Nov 02, 2015 - 3:25 PM

Tim Duncan Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili post their record 541st win together and record the most victories by a threesome in NBA history

WINNING TRIO. The Spurs' Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker are now the winningest threesome in NBA history. They are seen here in this file photo posing with their championship rings in 2014. Photo by LARRY W. SMITH/EPA

Aldridge boosts San Antonio Spurs as aging Big 3 makes last stand

Oct 26, 2015 - 4:33 PM

Tim Duncan Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli haul their aging bodies back for another punishing NBA season with the San Antonio Spurs

ONE LAST HURRAH. Former Portland Trail Blazer LaMarcus Aldridge joined the aging San Antonio Spurs in a big off-season pick-up. File photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

LaMarcus Aldridge set to join the San Antonio Spurs

Jul 05, 2015 - 7:11 AM

Forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to return to his Texas roots and join the San Antonio Spurs

LA TO SA. LaMarcus Aldridge, who said last season he felt he was the best power forward in the league, will get a chance to play alongside the greatest power forward in history as he joins Tim Duncan and the Spurs. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Curry, LeBron headline All-NBA First Team selections

May 22, 2015 - 1:03 AM

LeBron James and Stephen Curry are the only unanimous selections to the All NBA First Team with the other spots facing challenges from a deep talent pool

GOLDEN WARRIOR. Stephen Curry (pictured) was one of two unanimous choices for the All-NBA First Team. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

Ageless Tim Duncan delivers again to save the Spurs

Apr 24, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Tim Duncan proves detractors wrong as he shows the LA Clippers and the rest of the world that he still has lots of basketball left to play

MAN IN THE MIDDLE. Tim Duncan once again stands tall for San Antonio when needed. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

NBA wRap: Hawks, Griz go up 2-0; Spurs tie Clips

Apr 23, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Atlanta fends off Brooklyn Memphis claw down bang up Griz and a milestone night for San Antonio s Tim Duncan

ELITE. Tim Duncan scores 25 points in Game 2 and becomes 1 of only 5 players in NBA history to score 5,000 playoff points. Photo from the NBA's Official Facebook page

Spurs burn Heat in NBA Finals rematch

Apr 01, 2015 - 1:07 PM

Kawhi Leonard scored a game high 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds while point guard Tony Parker added 16 points and a game high five assists

DEJA VU. Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs still have Miami's number. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Spurs bounce back with win over Bucks

Mar 19, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The San Antonio Spurs redeem themselves after an embarrassing loss to the Knicks with a win over the slumping Milwaukee Bucks

Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and the NBA champion Spurs returned to the win column. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Popovich captures 1,000th win as Spurs edge Pacers

Feb 10, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Popovich needed 1 462 games to reach the milestone the third fewest of those to win 1 000 trailing only Phil Jackson 1 423 and Pat Riley 1 434

REMEMBER THE ALAMODOME. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hasn't won less than 50 games in a full season during his 18-year tenure with the team. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Raptors beat Spurs to deny Popovich 1000th win

Feb 09, 2015 - 2:02 PM

Trailing 82 79 with 1:49 remaining Toronto scored the last eight points of the game to end a run of seven straight losses to the Spurs

DeMar DeRozan scores 18 points in the Raptors win over the Spurs. Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs easily cruise past Heat in Finals rematch

Feb 07, 2015 - 3:21 PM

Miami Heat struggle against San Antonio Spurs with Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside sidelined by injury

Unlike last year's NBA Finals, the Heat vs Spurs game on Friday wasn't as dramatic a battle. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA announces All-Star 2015 reserves

Jan 30, 2015 - 11:17 AM

A trio of Hawks lead the East All Star reserves as Tim Duncan makes his 15th NBA All Star appearance Replacement for injured west starter Kobe to be announced

The NBA 2015 All-Star game reserves. Images from NBA's Facebook page

Bulls dominate reigning NBA champion Spurs

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:49 PM

The Chicago Bulls routed the defending champion San Antonio Spurs 104 81 behind a 22 point performance from Derrick Rose and a double double from all star game starter Pau Gasol

Derrick Rose goes to the rim in a rout win over the Spurs. Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images/AFP

Obama toasts, teases NBA champion Spurs

Jan 13, 2015 - 2:07 PM

If you guys need any tips on winning back to back you know where to find me second term president Obama tells the Spurs

US President Barack Obama (R), with Tim Duncan (L), Manu Ginobili (2L) and Tony Parker (2R) accepts a jersey during a ceremony to honor the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Curry closes gap on LeBron for All-Star vote lead

Jan 09, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Golden State Warriors Steph Curry is having an MVP caliber season and fans are noticing as he comes in as a close second to LeBron James in the NBABallot

Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry (C), seen here driving past 2 OKC Thunder defenders, is closing the gap vs LeBron James in the NBA All-Star voting. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

NBA wRap: Spurs lose in triple OT again

Dec 20, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Damian Lillard explodes for 43 points as Portland sends San Antonio to its second straight triple overtime loss

DAME'S GOT GAME. Portland's Damian Lillard (R) drives against San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (C). Photo by D. Clarke Evans / NBAE / Getty Images / AFP

Spurs shine brightest in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The San Antonio Spurs wins its 5th NBA title in 2014 showing the secret to long term success is strong leadership and developing young talent

BIG THREE. The Spurs' big three (L to R) Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili have brought multiple titles to the franchise. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Grizzlies claw out triple OT victory over Spurs

Dec 18, 2014 - 8:01 PM

Zach Randolph scores all 6 of the Grizzlies points in the third overtime finishing with 21 points and 21 rebounds

Z-BO. Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph drives against San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan. Photo by Ashley Landis/EOA

LeBron’s 29 leads Cavs past Wizards, Popovich-less Spurs beat Indiana

Nov 27, 2014 - 2:14 PM

LeBron James produced game highs of 29 points 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Cavs past Washington

LeBron James and Dion Waiters celebrate during their win over the Wizards. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: LeBron fumbles as Spurs beat Cavs

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:21 PM

LeBron James loses the game for the Cavs as he fumbles a dribble at halfcourt and turns the ball over in the dying seconds

DISAPPOINTED. LeBron James reacts after being called for a foul during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

NBA wRap: New Orleans sets records, Duncan milestone

Nov 15, 2014 - 8:45 PM

The Pelicans could do no wrong in a win vs the Tmberwolves while Tim Duncan scores 25 000th point of his career

NEAR-PERFECT. Jrue Holiday, seen here attacking the basket, shoots 9/10 from the field in their game vs Minnesota. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

NBA wRap: Dwight takes flight as Rockets remain unbeaten

Nov 07, 2014 - 4:47 PM

Dwight Howard takes flight on 6 alley oop plays and dominates the paint with 32 points and 16 rebounds

DOMINANT. Dwight Howard was a beast in the paint in their game against the Spurs. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Spurs Big Three set for likely last ride

Oct 24, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The trio have become the winningest threesome in post season history with 117 playoff game victories along with 4 championships together

ONE LAST DANCE? Is it going to be the last ride for San Antonio's Big Three? Can they make it to back-to-back titles? Photo by Ashley Landis

Alba Berlin defeats NBA champion Spurs in Global Games

Oct 09, 2014 - 11:25 PM

Alba became the first German team to beat an NBA side with Jamel McLean scoring the hosts winning points right at the final buzzer to seal a dramatic win

GLOBAL DISASTER. Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs is smothered by Alba defenders. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Back-to-back titles remain Spurs' unfulfilled goal

Sep 29, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The Spurs simply have no match in the last two decades in terms of longevity at or near the top writes columnist Bert Ramirez

The San Antonio Spurs have won 5 championships in 15 years but have yet to win back-to-back titles. They’re hoping this season changes that. Photo by Ashley Landis/EPA

Popovich assures Spurs won't be complacent in title defense

Sep 27, 2014 - 4:21 PM

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has no fear of complacency from his veteran trio of Tim Duncan Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili as they embark on their NBA title defense

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn't think his team will suffer an NBA title hangover. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Did Durant quit Team USA due to fatigue, or something else?

Aug 25, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Was Durant s heavy workload the primary reason for his withdrawal from the FIBA World Cup or is advice from his new advisers to blame?

Kevin Durant averaged nearly 5 more points a game than the second place scorer in the NBA last year but won't score a single point in this coming FIBA World Cup. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA schedule for 2014-15 offers several early presents

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:17 PM

August is usually the most boring month on the NBA calendar unless you re the kind of hoops fanatic who builds up anticipation for key match ups when the schedule is released

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade won two championships together but will now resume their rivalry on opposing teams. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Holding Court - Is Kawhi Leonard the NBA's next big star?

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:10 PM

At 23 the San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard has exceeded expectations and overcome personal tragedy to become the toast of the NBA scene

FRANCHISE CORNERSTONE. Kawhi Leonard's defensive prowess and consistent contributions earned him the MVP Award of the most recent NBA Finals. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Tim Duncan returns to Spurs for 18th season

Jun 24, 2014 - 5:39 PM

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan is ready to return for a run at a sixth NBA title next season

SPUR OF THE MOMENT.  Tim Duncan is one of five players, along with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, to win five NBA titles and five Most Valuable Player awards for either the regular season or NBA finals. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Is San Antonio the best NBA team of the 21st century?

Jun 22, 2014 - 1:40 AM

After winning their fourth title of the century and fifth overall the San Antonio Spurs have made a great case for themselves as the NBA s best team since 2001

DOMINANCE. The San Antonio Spurs celebrate their fifth NBA title after defeating the Miami Heat in 5 games. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

San Antonio Spurs celebrate NBA title with parade

Jun 19, 2014 - 1:39 PM

The San Antonio Spurs celebrated their fifth title in franchise history with a parade and floats down river walk

Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs bask in the celebratory greetings from their hometown fans. Photo by Ashley Landis/EPA