San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is enjoying his NBA retirement by doing MMA training.
Tim Duncan’s retirement from the San Antonio Spurs just over one year ago, which quietly ended his 19 seasons in the NBA, all of which came in the Alamo City. The Spurs then retired his No. 21 jersey in a postgame ceremony in December 2016.
Since Duncan’s retirement and ceremony, he’s rarely made headlines for anything in the public. It’s similar — maybe identical — to the story of how he was, off the court, in his NBA career, with his name hardly ever in negative use when not playing a game.
Well, the Big Fundamental’s recently showed up online. The Echols Fitness Facebook page posted a video of him training in what looks like MMA. He’s seen battling with someone in the clip below:
At 6-foot-11, Duncan makes for quite the MMA fighter. It’s size that would tower over others in the octagon, if he were to ever compete in a sanctioned fight.
This may just be Duncan living it up in his post-NBA life, too. After five championships, three NBA Finals MVP awards, two NBA MVP awards, 15 All-Star appearances, a Rookie of the Year award and a laundry list of other accolades, it’s safe to say he’s earned this.
One day, Duncan will make his way to the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame, likely on the first ballot he’s included on. It will be one more opportunity to celebrate his career accolades before the Spurs eventually start commemorating the five NBA championships they’ve won (the 20-year anniversary of the 1999 title is approaching).