Tim Duncan: As Career Winds Down I Enjoy it More

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A few days removed from his 39th birthday, flecks of grey now in his hair and beard, Tim Duncan sat on the Staples Center scorer’s table late Tuesday, watching the chaotic scene unfold in front of him in the final seconds of the 239th playoff game of his storied NBA career. The game hung in the balance, the atmosphere thick with tension, and yet in that small moment Duncan looked utterly comfortable – happy, even – at what awaited him and his San Antonio Spurs.

“It’s just a realization of mortality, I guess,” Duncan told Yahoo Sports late Tuesday. “I know my time is winding down so I’m enjoying it more.”

via Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports