When: Sun., Dec. 18, 6 p.m. 2016
The Spurs will retire their eighth jersey number in franchise history on Sunday night, honoring Timothy Theodore Duncan — the basketball icon who transformed San Antonio into title town. Since Duncan’s retirement was announced this summer, via a press release followed by a heartfelt letter, Spurs faithfuls have been anxiously awaiting a proper sendoff for the greatest player to ever don the silver and black. As the franchise leader in games played, points scored, rebounds, blocks, double-doubles and field goals made, Duncan’s impact on the Spurs goes beyond the numbers. His drive and determination set the tone for a winning culture that still thrives, despite his absence. When Duncan’s #21 is raised to the AT&T Center rafters, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.