Tim Duncan quietly retired on July 11 as the greatest power forward in NBA history.
The 40-year-old five-time NBA champion didn’t go on a farewell tour around the league and receive gifts from every city or team and he didn’t make a big deal about it, but just about everybody else did. Including congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, representative for the U.S. Virgin Islands — where Duncan is originally from — who gave him a shoutout on the U.S. House floor on July 14, explaining why he is an example for young African Americans to look up to.
Virgin Island’s Member of Congress Celebrates Tim Duncan.
Her message, via the San Antonio Express-News:
“I rise today on behalf of so many young African American males who are fearful of their lives, who believe that America don’t realize the exemplary lives that they each live and I also rise to give an example of one African American male who gives the Virgin Islands tremendous pride today,” Plaskett said. “I’m here to honor Virgin Islands native and the greatest power forward of all time, Timothy Theodore Duncan, on his retirement from the National Basketball Association.”……Read More