On Monday, after 19 years of playing for the San Antonio Spurs, Tim Duncan decided to retire. The official news came from the Spurs website. As soon as his retirement had been announced, the world started to pay him the respect that he deserved.  Today Duncan decided to write a letter thanking his fans, his fellow teammates, and the Spurs organization for the 19 years he had playing in the NBA.

And just like in career, he did it with class.