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Chris Quinn remembers the moment vividly. Quinn was with the San Antonio Spurs, and can still see Tim Duncan sacrificing his body and diving out of bounds in a spectacular effort to keep a ball in play.It wasnt in a game.That story was from a practice.Moments like those that no one saw, moments like the five NBA championships that the world saw and countless other memories from Duncans 19 seasons with the Spurs were shared by plenty around the game Monday, the reactions coming in swiftly after the 15-time All-Star announced in a simple news release that he is retiring.He didnt always wear his emotions on his sleeve like other guys, said Quinn, now a Miami Heat assistant. So it can get lost how ultra-competitive he is. No matter what we were doing as a team, whether it was a playoff game or a drill in practice, he was trying to win and he was going to do anything in his power to help his team win.And Duncan won a lot. Five championships, two MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards and well over 1,000 games in Spurs colors. Hes widely considered the best power forward ever, even though the debate will surely still rage as to whether he was a forward or a center (as coach Gregg Popovich insisted he was).Those are just details now. Power forward, center, agree to disagree.On Duncans greatness, there is no debate.Say it aint so!!! wrote Dallas Dirk Nowitzki, who went head-to-head against Duncan a staggering 90 times. Greatest power forward ever!Added Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who was with San Antonio for what became Duncans final season: The best PF ever! Thanks for the memories old man. A great player and teammate.Greatest was the word that so many of Duncans playing colleagues in the game used, the list there including the likes of Dwyane Wade, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul Millsap and Austin Rivers.Even opposing franchises -- just about all of them, it seemed -- felt it was appropriate to tip their caps. The New Orleans Pelicans called Duncan one of the NBAs all-time greats. The Miami Heat, the team Duncan faced in his last two NBA Finals trips in 2013 and 2014, called his career amazing. And the Boston Celtics, knowing that Duncan will one day be honored at the nearby Basketball Hall of Fame, said See you in Springfield.Congrats on your incredible career, Tim Duncan, the Orlando Magic posted on their Twitter account. We thank you for all that youve done for the game.The tributes are certain to keep coming. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is scheduled to talk about Duncans decision and career on Tuesday in what will likely become an emotional event.Probably a top 5 all time player, Golden State coach and former Spurs guard Steve Kerr wrote on Twitter, and undoubtedly a top 5 all time teammate. Wow, what a career.Duncan joins John Stockton and Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend their entire career of 19 years or more with one team. Duncans longevity was such that when he came into the league Vancouver, Seattle and New Jersey all had teams and Washingtons team was called the Bullets. His success was such that the Spurs celebratory trips to the White House after title years saw them meet with three different U.S. Presidents.The ultimate teammate, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.In a game where players get as much attention sometimes for style off the court as they do for flash on it, Duncan was different. He mastered the bank shot, one of the many ways he played a simple brand of game exceptionally well. He didnt don super-expensive suits, always preferring the comfort of jeans and casual shirts.And yet hes still inspiring the generation that follows.I wear No. 21 because of him, said Philadelphias Joel Embiid, who was 3 when Duncan made his NBA debut.On Facebook, longtime NBA forward Etan Thomas shared a story from long ago -- it happened somewhere between 2002 and 2005 -- about a night that he went up against Duncan and got an education.Literally, Duncan tried teaching him things. During the game.So were playing the Spurs and I get the ball on the post, Thomas wrote . I inside pivot and sweep to the middle for my jump hook and he blocks it. So as we are running down the court he says to me `That was a good move but you have to get more into my body so you can either draw the foul or I cant block it.Confused, Thomas wasnt sure if Duncan was being helpful or snarky. 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The right-hander was selected in the first round of the 2006 draft by the New York Yankees?and has pitched for Detroit and Kansas City.He bid Cleveland farewell in a tweet Monday.Gorzelanny allowed seven runs in one-third of an inning Sunday.Clevinger is 0-1 with an 8.79 ERA in three starts for the Indians. He has gone 8-0 with a 2.70 ERA at Columbus.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Cheap Soccer Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Hockey Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys China Wholesale Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale College Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Near Me Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys Authentic Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic MLB Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Throwback Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China ' ' '

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