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When Tim Duncan decided to reflect on his outstanding 19-year NBA career, the understated star did it in the most Timmy way possible: seated at a table with a friend from the islands.Two days after the San Antonio Spurs announced his retirement , Duncan told longtime friend Rashidi Clenance that he simply started not enjoying myself as much. It wasnt fun as much. When its not fun anymore, Im done.When the decision was made public, Duncan was hailed as perhaps the greatest power forward the league has ever seen, a five-time champion and unparalleled teammate whose selflessness and determination served as the backbone for the most enduring success story in American sports over the last two decades.Duncan tried to avoid much of the praise, watching former teammate Bruce Bowens tribute on ESPN and coach Gregg Popovichs emotional news conference on Tuesday.I about lost it on that one, Duncan said during the interview streamed online by ViVid Streaming.I didnt expect the response that I got, Duncan said. No, I didnt. Thats the way Im built. I knew that I didnt want to sit there and watch what was being said. Its appreciated, but I just didnt want to watch it.Duncan looked relaxed while doing the interview, seated at the table with a green T-shirt with a picture of Manu Ginobili and himself blocking out. He said there were no immediate plans for the next phase of his life, which is just the way he wants it.Thats the beauty of it. There is no script, Duncan said. For the first time in 20-something years, I dont have a script. I dont have somewhere I have to be and something I have to do. So, I get to go out and enjoy my kids even more. Outside of that, I get to do a little living.Duncan has two children -- son Draven and daughter Sydney -- and for several years has had a side business in San Antonio customizing automobiles.I dont know that they were happy or sad, Duncan said of his children. I think theyre OK with the fact that Im going to be around more and they dont have to compete with the schedule or anything else. So, I think theyre happy about it but theyre sad that they wont be able to go to the games and see me play. Its mixed.Duncan downplayed the significance of his career several times during the interview, consistent with his humble demeanor ever since he was the No. 1 overall pick out of Wake Forest in 1997. He said he never pays attention to comparisons between himself and other all-time greats.I dont really care where the rankings go, he said. Im in the conversation. Im OK with that. Thats above and beyond anything I ever thought Id ever be. That in itself is an honor.Duncan also penned a letter to Spurs fans that was posted on the teams website and said he was taken aback by all of the fawning over the last three days.Luckily Im not dying, he cracked. Im just moving to another chapter.He grew emotional as the interview came to a close.Its been fun, Duncan said, pausing to compose himself. The next chapter will be fun, too. I really enjoyed the ride. I really enjoyed the cheers and the laughs and the highlights and the lowlights, everything that comes with that package. ... 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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois completed 33 of 52 passes for 419 yards and two touchdowns while running for another 59 yards in leading No. 4 Florida State to a 45-34 win over No. 11 Mississippi on Monday.Francois, the fourth freshman to start the season at quarterback in FSU history, led the largest comeback in Seminoles history -- 22 points -- after a shaky start in the classic SEC-ACC showdown at Camping World Stadium.Francois and the Seminoles, on the verge of becoming the third top-5 team to lose in the opening week, scored 33 consecutive points in a stretch from late in the second quarter to early in the fourth to overcome a 28-6 deficit.With Ole Miss daring Francois to pass by stacking the run to stop Heisman Trophy hopeful Dalvin Cook, the freshman showed poise in making critical throws with his arm and picking up big yards with his legs.Ricky Aguayo, another freshman, converted an FSU-record six field goals on six attempts and broke a mark set by his brother, Roberto.Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly had a strong first half, but FSU defensive end DeMarcus Walker and the rest of the defense started getting to him after halftime to slow the no-huddle offense.The Seminoles forced Kelly into back-to-back turnovers early in the third quarteer on an interception and a fumble on a hit by Walker.dddddddddddd Both turnovers resulted in FSU touchdowns as the Seminoles took a 29-28 lead and never looked back while scoring on nine straight possessions between late in the first half and into the fourth quarter.THE TAKEAWAYOle Miss: The Rebels up-tempo offense is potent, but big mistakes by Kelly under pressure took away any momentum. Kelly had three touchdown passes in fourth quarter, but his turnovers (four) brought the offense to a standstill.Florida State: Francois is the real deal. His arm talent is impressive, and his willingness to stay in the pocket to take the big hit on release was uncanny for a first-time starter. Running back Dalvin Cook found little running room early, but he contributed big as a receiver, with a career-high seven catches for 101 yards while rushing for 91 yards on 23 carries.UP NEXTOle Miss: The Rebels return home to host Wofford of the FCS on Saturday. The Terriers (1-0) are coming off a 21-7 win over Tennessee Tech.Florida State: The Seminoles host Charleston Southern of the FCS on Saturday. The Buccaneers (1-1) are coming off a 57-7 win over Kentucky State. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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