>>Future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan, Calls It A Career
Tim Duncan, regarded as the best power forward in NBA history, announced his retirement from the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. And true to the form, the always understated Duncan announced his retirement with a simple team press release.
Since drafting Duncan, the Spurs won five championships and posted a 1,072-438 regular season record, giving the team a .710 winning percentage, which is the best 19-year stretch in NBA history and was the best in all of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over the last 19 years.
Duncan spent his entire 19-year career with the Spurs, winning five championships, two regular season MVPs and three Finals MVPs. The 15-time All-Star, drafted No. 1 overall from Wake Forest in 1997, averaged 19 points (while shooting 50.8 percent from the floor), 10.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.17 blocks throughout his career.
Duncan will likely stay under the radar and fade away from the NBA spotlight until we see him in Springfield in a few years.
>>Warriors Star Green Arrested on Assault Charges
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green reportedly was arrested on assault charges in Lansing, Michigan, on Sunday.
Here's more from that incident, via ESPN's Ethan Strauss:
"We are confirming that Draymond Green was arrested for assault in our downtown business district early Sunday morning at around 2:30 a.m. The victim was a male. It was basically an altercation between two guys. There's no injuries. He was released with a $200 bond on Sunday. And he's got 10 days to get arraigned and then prosecution will continue from there."
Police confirm that the establishment where the altercation occurred was Conrad's Grill in East Lansing.
The Warriors issued a statement acknowledging the existence of the news but providing no further comment.
Green is from Saginaw, Michigan, which is about 90 minutes from Lansing. This follows a tumultuous postseason in which Green often was under scrutiny for questionable, if not dirty play. There were debates throughout the playoffs of whether or not Green was going too far and should be suspended for individual incidents.
In fact, after accumulating enough flagrant foul points, he was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, which opened the door for the Cleveland Cavaliers to come back from a 3-1 deficit and win the title.
Green has been selected to play for USA Basketball at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.