We saw players like Peyton Manning go out with a bang this year, and Kobe Bryant retire through a long losing season. Kobe Bryant was able to go out with a 66 point performance, even though his team suffered a long losing season. Sadly we had to watch NBA’s greatest power forward leave without any gifts or standing ovations, after he lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round. Tim Duncan’s dominance at the power forward position will likely never be matched. Duncan’s stats can show you his dominance, even if you never turned on a San Antonio Spurs game in your life. Tim Duncan was clearly on the backend of his career, but it is sad to see anotherprofessional sports great retire. The 2017 season for the NBA will be much different , especially with the fact that I never got to see the NBA without Duncan or Kobe.