San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan announced that he is retiring after 19 NBA seasons on Monday.

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Over his remarkable career, Duncan was twice named NBA MVP, went to 15 All-Star games and helped the Spurs win five championships.

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The news is not completely unexpected, as reports emerged after the Spurs were eliminated from the playoffs that the 40-year-old planned to step away from the game. On Monday, a number of current and former NBA players took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Duncan.

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