Tim Duncan turned down the chance to go to Rio with Barack Obama

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What is Tim Duncan doing with himself during retirement? Well, nobody knows, and that's the way he likes it.

After 19 hugely successful years with the San Antonio Spurs, the big man decided to step away from the league without so much as a press conference, and apart from the odd sighting of the 40-year-old in Old Navy, he has remained incognito.

It perfectly encapsulates everything about his personality, and it is the major reason why - according to Bruce Bowen - he turned down the opportunity to travel with President Barack Obama to watch the USA at the Olympics.

A 6'11 former NBA star alongside the President of the United States of America, it's hardly inconspicuous.

Bowen said: “He discussed it with me and I'm like, 'You're going, right?' He was like, 'You know I'm not about that stuff.' Even that moment where you'd say, 'I sure would like to be a part of that,' it doesn't happen with Tim because he's not concerned with that stuff."

The Big Fundamental previously represented the USA at the disastrous 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Despite a number of star names, they failed to gel and had to settle for a bronze medal.

The States are expected to win gold for the fourth consecutive tournament this year, but it seems Duncan would rather watch it from the comfort of his own home - if he is even tuning in - than next to the POTUS.

What Tim actually has planned next, well that's anyone's guess.

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