Game no. 1000 Makes Tim Duncan Feel Old

by December 13, 2010

Timmy D would have rather not been informed of the career milestone he reached last night. The Express-News has the details: “As milestones go, it was one Tim Duncan would have preferred to pass without comment. Knowing Sunday’s game against the Trail Blazers was the 1,000th NBA regular season game of his career only made a 34-year-old feel older. ‘I was not aware,’ he said after scoring eight points and pulling down 13 rebounds in just 28 minutes and 11 seconds at the AT&T Center. ‘I would rather not be told that. I’ve played for a long time and I’m getting really old. I wish I’d only played 10 (games) and still have 1,000 more in front of me.’ Duncan became the 94th player in league history to play 1,000 games, and only Scottie Pippen won more of his first 1,000 games than Duncan’s 707. Pippen went 715-285 in that span, all with the Bulls.”