tim duncan *NBA superstar veteran Tim Duncan has requested that his divorce be put on hold for the remainder of the season, sources say.

His team, The San Antonio Spurs, is only two wins away from clinching the western conference title which would send them to the NBA finals, in which Duncan could potentially earn his fifth championship ring.

This would tie the future hall of famer, who is widely recognized as one of the best big men in NBA history, with Kobe Bryant in number of world titles earned, thereby reopening the debate over which player is the best of his respective era.

Duncan has filed legal docs in his divorce case, asking the judge to put the brakes on the dissolution of his marriage until the San Antonio Spurs clinch the NBA championship.

TMZ has obtained legal docs filed in Bexar County, Texas, in which Duncan makes the case that his employment “is currently making extraordinary demands on him and hopefully will continue to make those demands for the next 30 or so days.” Translation — he’s banking on a ring.

Duncan’s wife, Amy, filed for divorce in March. She says the 12-year marriage has become “insupportable because of discord and conflict.”