TAG: Tim Duncan

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Us And Them: A History Of The Term “The Big Three”

Kevin Love, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving

Now that Kevin Love has joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland, NBA fans can rest easy that this season will not pass by (in fact, the real worry might be how many minutes can pass by) without hearing the words “The Big Three.” Read More »

Latest News / Sep 27, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Tim Duncan Stalled But Came Back For Chance At Back-To-Back Titles

Tim Duncan

When the San Antonio Spurs captured the fifth title of Tim Duncan‘s career this past spring, the thought of retirement flitted across his purview. Duncan, who will turn 39 in April next year, had just completed his 17th season in an NBA career where he’s achieved just about everything you can on an NBA hardwood. Still, with a chance to capture back-to-back titles for the first time in his career, Duncan wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye — though the idea stayed with him for some time, as he told reporters during San Antonio’s media day on Friday. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 11:30 am

LeBron James Says There’s A “Greater Chance” He Stays In Miami If They Beat Spurs

LeBron James, Tim Duncan

In LeBron James‘ chat with Rachel Nichols for CNN’s Unguarded — airing tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET — he already admitted to losing a few pounds, which could spell trouble for Cavs opponents. But James also talked to Nichols about his decision to come back home this summer, and how a return might have been delayed had the Heat not been thumped so severely by the Spurs in June. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 25, 2014 / 10:30 am

Tim Duncan Defends Hawks GM, Danny Ferry, Saying “He’s Not A Racist”

Tim Duncan, Kids Draven & Sydney

When current embattled Hawks GM Danny Ferry — who is facing a lot of calls to end his tenure with Atlanta after his comments about Luol Deng joined the Spurs as the VP of basketball operations in 2010. Ferry had played the last three seasons of his career San Antonio and it was his interim home before he took over his current Hawks role in 2012. Consequently, former teammate Tim Duncan defended Ferry in a radio interview with The Hardline 1250 am on Wednesday, telling listeners, “he’s not a racist.” Read More »

Smack / Sep 16, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Tim Duncan Will Be Appearing In An Issue Of The Punisher

Sydney Duncan, Tim Duncan, Draven Duncan

Tim Duncan once wore a knee brace with the logo of Marvel’s The Punisher on it. Now, the five-time NBA champion will appear in an upcoming issue of the Marvel comic series. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Projecting The Top-20 Rated Players In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15

With the release of basketball gaming king NBA 2K15 less than a month away, we project the ratings for the game’s top-20 players. Note that these rankings were gleaned from considering the final player ratings of 2K14 and simple player analysis, factoring in progression and regression. No exclusive knowledge nor personal bias was used in compiling them, either. Our projected rating follows the player’s name, with the difference between his final rating in last year’s game and our projection noted in parentheses. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Aug 26, 2014 / 10:45 am

What Tim Duncan Looks Like On The Cover of NBA 2K15

Tim Duncan NBA 2K15

The cover athlete for NBA 2K15 is 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant. That much is certain, and his cover status is an honor for the 25-year-old 2K fanatic. But what if Spurs iron man Tim Duncan graced the cover? The good people at Pounding the Rock showed us. Read More »

We Reminisce / Aug 6, 2014 / 3:00 pm

We Reminisce: David Robinson Scores 71 In Final Game To Win Scoring Title

David Robinson

David Robinson turns 49 today. To celebrate his birthday, we take a look back at the time he scored 71 points on the final day of the regular season to win the scoring title. Read More »

Video / Jul 1, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Tim Duncan’s Top 10 Plays Of The 2013-2014 Season

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan (Bob Donnan, USATODAY Sports)

Kawhi Leonard was MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals, but there’s an argument to be made that Tim Duncan was the San Antonio Spurs’ best player against the Miami Heat. The 38 year-old future Hall-of-Famer averaged 15.4 points and 10 rebounds per game while shooting 56.9 percent from the field in the Finals, playing his typical blend of canny and physical defense, too. How many of Duncan’s best moments of the year came on basketball’s biggest stage? Find out as the NBA counts down his top 10 plays of the 2013-2014 season. Read More »

Video / Jun 25, 2014 / 10:00 am

Tim Duncan Explains Why He Didn’t Retire On “Late Night With David Letterman”

Tim Duncan, David Letterman

Tim Duncan, David Letterman (photo. CBS)

After Tim Duncan won his fifth NBA Championship earlier this month, many felt the 14-time all-star, two-time MVP and three-time Finals MVP could possibly call it quits. Instead, Duncan opted in on the final year of his contract, further widening the divide with his vanquished Finals opponent, LeBron James. Tim made an unusual appearance on Late Night with David Letterman Tuesday evening and explained his decision to come back for what could be one last hurrah. Read More »