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Spurs video: Legend Tim Duncan returns to basketball court

Tim Duncan

After retiring in 2016, people haven’t heard much about San Antonio Spurs legendary big man Tim Duncan. His Hall of Fame career ended after 19 successful seasons, and many fans have been clamoring for the Big Fundamental to come back to the game.

On Saturday night, Duncan made his return to the court by participating in an exhibition game for the Annual VI Hoop Classic at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center.

Still sporting a lean and fit body frame, Duncan was honored during the event for his numerous charitable donations to the Virgin Islands community. He also participated in an exhibition game and could be seen wearing a jersey similar to the Spurs’ colors of black, gray, and white.

Duncan’s retirement after a 19-year stint with the Spurs was deemed by many as an end of an era in the league as it was also the same year when Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant left the game for good.

After being drafted by the Spurs in 1997, Duncan won five championships with the team, defeating the LeBron James-led Miami Heat in his last successful championship run in 2014. Amazingly, Duncan never missed the playoffs and led the Spurs to at least 50 wins in each season of his entire career.

The legendary big man was a two-time NBA MVP, three-time Finals MVP, and Rookie of the Year in his maiden season with the Spurs. Duncan was selected for the All-Star team 15 times and had career averages of 19 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 3.0 assists.