Tim Duncan retired yesterday after a legendary 19-year NBA career:
Tim Duncan will never know what it feels like to miss the NBA playoffs or even finish the regular season with a losing record.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 11, 2016
Tom Brady has also never had a losing record in 14 seasons as the Patriots' quarterback. He did, however, miss the playoffs once--in his second year as the starter when New England tied for the AFC East division title at 9-7 but lost a three-way tiebreaker.
Duncan's Spurs went 1001-391 in all regular-season games he played, a .719 winning percentage. Brady owns a 172-51 record in the regular season (.771).
Duncan won five titles and three Finals MVP awards, while Brady has four championships and also three Super Bowl MVPs. Both players are two-time league MVPs.
Duncan made 15 All-Star teams 19 years. Brady has been selected for the Pro Bowl 11 times in 15 healthy seasons.
What if Boston had them both?
Reliving the 1997 #NBADraft lottery / Tim Duncan sweepstakes from the #Celtics perspective #WBZ pic.twitter.com/uRXdBF5mNE— Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) July 11, 2016