TAG: Tim Duncan

NBA / Jun 12, 2014 / 1:36 am

Popovich Says He Doesn’t Think Of Duncan, Parker, Ginobili As A Big Three

Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan

The marquee names of the epic 2014 NBA Finals are LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker, Chris Bosh, and Manu Ginobili. The Miami Heat’s Big Three don’t shy away from that moniker, and openly talk of the heavy burden they carry as their team’s top players. And while the San Antonio Spurs’ trio of future Hall-of-Famers is certainly deserving of such a title, that’s not Gregg Popovich’s style. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 9, 2014 / 11:45 am

Tim Duncan Has Played In More Playoff Games Than The Majority Of NBA Teams

Tim Duncan Playoff Games

We all know Tim Duncan is an all-time great, but to truly show just how amazing he’s been over the course of his illustrious 17-year career, ABC displayed a ridiculous statistic during Game 2 on Sunday night. In the graphic, it shows Duncan having appeared in more playoff games than 17 of the NBA’s 30 teams. Read More »

NBA / Jun 8, 2014 / 11:20 pm

Video: Watch Tim Duncan Sky For The Putback Slam

Tim Duncan, Chris Bosh

Tim Duncan punched in a classic Duncan performance in Game 2 of the NBA Finals despite falling to the Heat 98-96. Duncan got off to a hot start in the first quarter, where he got the AT&T Center crowd rocking after connecting on his first four field goals. One was like a blast from his first Finals 15 years ago. Read More »

NBA / Jun 8, 2014 / 9:39 pm

Video: Chris Bosh And-1 Jam On Tim Duncan

Chris Bosh, Tim Duncan

With his team mounting a long first-half comeback from 11 points down, Chris Bosh turned back the clock for an exclamation point. After Dwyane Wade found himself trapped under the basket by Tim Duncan, Bosh flashed from the free throw line, caught Wade’s pass, and leapt strong off two feet. What happened next was a rousing reminder of just how explosive an athlete the 6-11 Bosh can be. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 8, 2014 / 9:16 pm

GIF: LeBron James Dunks Over Duncan & Leonard

Tiago Splitter, LeBron James

Over halfway through the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was scoreless. He’d taken three shots and made several forays to the paint, but the length and quickness of the San Antonio Spurs had made James’ time difficult. Then he beat Kawhi Leonard off the dribble, elevated over Tim Duncan, and made us quickly forget about any lingering effects of the cramps he suffered in Game 1. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jun 5, 2014 / 10:47 pm

Video: Dwyane Wade’s Dream Shake On Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan, Dwyane Wade

The 2014 NBA Finals finally tipped off on Thursday between the San Antonio Spurs and the visiting Miami Heat. Midway through the first quarter, fans were treated to an old school move from Dwyane Wade, which presented a perfectly timed “Throwback Thursday” moment for viewers. Read More »

Smack / Jun 5, 2014 / 10:30 am

LeBron James Feels “Slighted” And Says 2013 Title Wasn’t Lucky

LeBron James

Both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade feel last year’s NBA Finals win was far from a miracle. They think the better team won, despite San Antonio being so close to clinching with a Game 6 win, they had the trophy ready in the locker-room. Whether it’s real or not, James said he feels “slighted” when Tim Duncan and the Spurs talk about last year’s Finals as an aberration they will correct this year. Read More »

NBA / Jun 4, 2014 / 11:02 pm

Boris Diaw And Tiago Splitter Hold The Keys To Swinging The NBA Finals

Chris Andersen, Shane Battier, LeBron James, Tony Parker

Ever since their mind-boggling collapse against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat have been a different team. At various points in the past three years, LeBron James became the team’s clear-cut alpha dog, Chris Bosh stretched his offense farther and farther from the paint, and Erik Spoelstra developed devastating offensive continuity built on spreading the floor with shooters. Miami fully embraced its natural identity as a small-ball outfit, basically, and the result has been something close to a dynasty. It’s when the Heat have the ball that the merits of their speedy, undersized lineups are most obvious, but it’s on the other end of the court where Miami’s Finals rematch against San Antonio will be decided. Read More »

GIFs, Smack, Twitter / Jun 3, 2014 / 12:15 pm

LeBron James On The Spurs: “They Don’t Like Us”

LeBron James, Tim Duncan

After San Antonio clinched the Western Conference with an OT Game 6 win in OKC, it set the stage for a rematch of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Spurs and Heat. Tim Duncan informed everyone, “we’re happy that it’s the Heat again,” which — if it wasn’t Duncan and the Spurs — might have been considered disrespectful to the back-to-back champs. LeBron James responded yesterday. Read More »

Smack / Jun 1, 2014 / 5:55 pm

Tim Duncan On NBA Finals Rematch: “We’re Happy That It’s The Heat Again”

LeBron James, Tim Duncan (Soobum Im, USATODAY)

With the San Antonio Spurs’ 112-107 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, Tim Duncan advanced to the sixth NBA Finals of his storied 17-year career. And though the only time he left the previous five without a title was last season against the Miami Heat, Duncan says that he is glad to get another shot at the two-time defending champions. Read More »