Tim Duncan announces retirement after 19 years with the Spurs

San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan announced his retirement from the NBA Monday morning after 19 years in San Antonio.

The Spurs have won five championships after drafting Duncan as the first overall draft in 1997.

According to nba.com, Duncan is the only player in league history to start and win a title in three different decades.

The 40-year-old ended last season leading the NBA in defensive RPM (5.41) and became the third player in NBA history to reach 1,000 career wins, and as the only player to reach 1,000 wins with one team. Duncan helped the Spurs to a franchise-best 67-15 record and also became one of two players in NBA history to record at least 26,000 points, 15,000 rebounds and 3,000 blocks in his career. Kareem Abdul Jabbar is the other.