An exhausted looking Tim Duncan told the press in the moments following the Miami Heat's 95-88 victory in Game 7 of the NBA Finals that he has no intention of retiring this offseason after the San Antonio Spurs narrowly missed the fifth title of the big man's illustrious career.
Duncan was so tired he didn't even appear to understand the reporter's line of questioning. Here's the exact sequence:
Reporter: "I know this is early, but are you definitely back? Do you expect most of your core guys to be back?"
Duncan: "Be back for what?'
Reporter: "Next season."
Duncan: "I have a contract that says I am."
Reporter: "You don't plan on retiring?"
Duncan: "Not right now."
The 37-year old Duncan was instrumental in the Spurs' success throughout the playoffs and turned in an impressive Game 7, scoring a team-high 24 points to go along with 12 rebounds and four steals. It's tough to blame the man widely considered to be the greatest power forward of all-time for not wanting to call it quits quite yet.