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Tim Duncan Is Going To The Hall Of Fame

Spurs legend Tim Duncan, who played on all five of the franchise’s championship teams during a 19-year career, has officially been called to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

He is also joined by Kobe Bryant, who passed away in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, and fellow Kevin Garnett along with 6 other people announced Saturday

The greatest player in Spurs history, Duncan is the franchise’s all-time leader in points (26,496), rebounds (15,091), blocks (3,020), minutes (47,368) and games (1,392). In league history, he’s fifth in double-doubles (841) and blocks, sixth in rebounding and 14th in scoring.

“It’s kind of the end of the journey here,” Duncan, on the broadcast, said of his enshrinement. “It was an incredible career that I enjoyed so much. To call it a dream come true isn’t even doing any justice to it. I never dreamt I’d be at this point.”

Duncan, Garnett and Bryant were similar in many ways as players: The longevity of their careers, the eye-popping numbers, almost perennial inclusion on award lists. They also shared a dislike for touting personal accomplishments.

Nicknamed “The Big Fundamental” by Shaquille O’Neal, Duncan made the Hall in his first year of eligibility. He will join three other Spurs who played for San Antonio at least five seasons: George Gervin, David Robinson and Artis Gilmore.

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