Getty Images Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich

The San Antonio Spurs retired Tim Duncan's No. 21 Sunday night before taking on the Pelicans. Although Duncan was known for being a quiet superstar, the ceremony was loud and entertaining.

If you want to watch the quick version, the NBA condensed things into a short clip:


If you have time, the individual speeches were moving.

Gregg Popovich talked about swimming in the U.S. Virgin Islands with Duncan, the Orlando free agency saga and introducing Duncan to Manu Ginobili. "That man right there is exactly the same person now as he was when he walked in the door," Pop said of Duncan.


Tony Parker talked about how Duncan could call for a play by just looking at the point guard.


Ginobili recalled a story of Duncan taking Ginobili out to dinner after Ginobili blew a 2006 playoff game. Duncan talked and talked until he got Ginobili out of a funk.



When Duncan finally took the mic, he thanked Pop for being a father figure and made fun of himself for not wearing jeans.


Former teammates David Robinson and Bruce Bowen were in attendance, along with Duncan's college coach, Dave Odom.


It was a pretty good run for The Big Fundamental.

With the franchise's all-time leading scorer in attendance, the Spurs beat the Pelicans, 113-100.

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