Caribbean Born NBA Star Calls It Quits As USVI Tourism Says Thanks

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Bye Tim Duncan! - Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook (0) hugging San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan after game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Game 6. Oklahoma City, OK 5/12/2016 (Photo by Greg Nelson /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
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Bye Tim Duncan! – Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook (0) hugging San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan after game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Game 6. Oklahoma City, OK 5/12/2016 (Photo by Greg Nelson /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. July 12, 2016: After 19-years with the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA, Caribbean-born basketball player Tim Duncan has called it quits and the U.S. V.I. tourism arm is among those lauding his career.

“Congratulations all around to #USVI native Tim Duncan for 19 thrilling seasons of excellence on and off the court,” the agency tweeted last night hours after the Spurs on announced the retirement of the St. Croix-born Duncan on Monday, July 11, 2016. Duncan, 40, provided no statement.

Duncan is the only player in NBA history to win five NBA championships in 19 seasons. He was named MVP in 2001-02 and 2002-03 and was the Finals MVP in 1999, 2003 and 2005.

Many tweeted “Thank you TD” to the star player including the Charlotte Hornets who tweeted: “Congratulations on an incredible career, Tim Duncan!”

The 6-11 Duncan finished his career with:

• 26,496 points, 14th on the league’s all-time scoring list.

• 15,091 rebounds, sixth on the all-time list.

• 3,064 blocks, fifth on the all-time list.

• 1,392 games, seventh on the all-time list.

Duncan’s net worth is estimated at US$150 million. He and his wife Amy divorced in 2013. They have two children.