A day will soon come that will change the San Antonio Spurs as well as the game of basketball. The inevitable moment when Spurs forward Tim Duncan announces his retirement.
Since being drafted in 1997, Duncan has revolutionized the game that we all know and love. He is already considered by many to be one of the G.O.A.T., and without him, San Antonio basketball will never be the same.
Upsetting as it may be, this day is inevitable, and looming overhead. At 35 years of age, The Big Fundamental is showing signs of slowing down, and he may walk away from basketball very soon.
While this will mark the end of an era in San Antonio—an era in which four championships were won—this is far from being a major setback for the team.
No doubt will his announcement be saddening, but no fan should fear for the future of their beloved Spurs. They will continue to be a top team, years after Duncan's departure.