He recently announced his retirement after 19 seasons in the NBA. We’ve written about him time and time again, telling you that he is the quintessential #2 BEAR when it comes to Brain Type. Mellow, thoughtful, down-to-earth, and fun-loving, Tim Duncan gave his inborn design a good name, and he will be dearly missed on the basketball court. Duncan finishes his career with five NBA championships, two NBA MVP awards and three Finals MVP awards, making him one of the most decorated players in recent NBA history. Regarding his personality, he once said of himself, At this point, if I were to psychoanalyze myself, I’d have to say I am a clown, cleverly disguised as a regular person. And again, I enjoy jokes, smiling, and making people smile. I may be a little different, but that’s OK, who wants to be normal anyway?

Tweets Lebron James (#1 FEAR):  “Timmy D you know how I feel about you, what you did for me and for the entire NBA. Thank you for an amazing career!”

Tweets Dirk Nowitzki (#10 BCAR):  “Timmy D. Say it ain’t so!!! Greatest power forward ever!”

Says Pau Gasol (#15 FCIL, Duncan’s opposite BT) on Instagram: “My biggest respect and admiration for #TimDuncan. I’ve had the privilege to play against him in many occasions and I’ve always enjoyed the challenge to face the best power forward in the game. Thanks for being an example to follow!”

Nineteen seasons isn’t too shabby, yet not surprising given the BEAR‘s tendency to last long in their respective sports. They are the Methuselahs of sports. Since EAs are gross motor dominant, they rely on their large body muscles more than the other 12 Types (EIs, CAs, and CIs). Robert Parish hung around for 21 seasons in the NBA, while Gordie Howe, who we wrote about just a few weeks ago, made a brief game appearance at age 69 to become the only pro in hockey to compete in six decades! Remember Warren Moon in the NFL? In 2000, the 44-year-old quarterback played his 24th year in the league!

So as Timmy rides off in the sunset, only one active NBA player exceeds his years…  Methuselah Andre Miller (age 40). Not surprisingly, he’s a #1 FEAR, and bests Duncan by only 37 days. Also, it’s only Kobe Bryant (another #2!) that surpasses Tim in most years with same team, numbering 20!

Yes, it has been a commendable ride, Mr. Duncan. Thank you for the great memories, but most of all, thank you for your great attitude on the court!

Written by: Staff
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