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April 24, 2014 Updates

Jackson was talking about wanting Carmelo Anthony to take less money in free agency in order for the Knicks to have more flexibility. He cited Tim Duncan, who has done it in San Antonio to help keep the Spurs together and contending. But right after Jackson praised the Spurs, he retracted his statement and gave them a little zing. “Tim Duncan making the salary he's making after being part of a dynasty - not a dynasty, I wouldn't call San Antonio a dynasty -- a force, a great force,” Jackson said. “They haven't been able to win consecutive championships but they've always been there. San Antonio has had a wonderful run through Tim's tenure there as a player. He's agreed to take a salary cut so other players can play with him so they can be this good. And that's the beginning of team play.” Newsday

April 21, 2014 Updates

Tony Parker and Tim Duncan have shared an awful lot of success teamed on the San Antonio Spurs. They've led them to 13 straight 50-win seasons, five straight Southwest Division titles and three NBA titles since Parker entered the league. However, their relationship did not start off on such spectacular terms. "He didn't talk to me for a whole year," Parker said after practice Monday, reflecting on his rookie season in 2001-02 when it wasn't just a French-English language barrier that wedged a gap between the two. "It was kind of weird coming from France and you have your superstar player that doesn't talk to you as a point guard, it's kind of tough, you know? Because you're supposed to talk to everybody. ESPN.com

Parker said that he finally felt comfortable voicing his opinion to Duncan following their first championship together in 2003 and still fondly remembers the first conversation they had. "I was very happy," Parker said. "I remember I was very happy that he finally talked to me. I was like, 'Maybe I can stay in this team.' Because if Timmy doesn't talk to you, it would be tough to stay with the Spurs. Because he's the franchise. It would be tough." ESPN.com

He also went through a nasty divorce that leaves him driving Sydney, 9, and Draven, 7, to school at 7:30 a.m. and catching naps in the Spurs' training facility before practice. He makes a point of having them on the bench as he warms up for games and getting them set up in the family room before tipoff. They wait for him in the tunnel to the locker room for a quick hug or high five at halftime. He has, at least once, sat down in the hallway outside the Spurs locker room to adjudicate a tiff between them before joining his teammates in the locker room. Bleacher Report

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Manu Ginobili, who has seen Duncan in a heap on the court many times since joining the Spurs for the 2002-03 season, was almost as nervous as Mills. “We all got a little worried,” he said. “We looked at each other, like, 'Ouch!' especially when he grabbed his knee and went to the locker room. “Luckily, five minutes later he was back with us and asked to be back in. We all felt a relief.” Duncan was plenty worried himself when the knee bent at what he called a weird angle. “Very scary,” he said. “The pain wasn't that bad, but it felt kind of weird. Just wanted to make sure everything was fine.” San Antonio Express-News

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Tony Parker: When (Duncan and Ginobili) retire, it will be weird. It will create a big hole in the locker room. I hope it will be as late as possible. I know they both have another year of contract. I know they will play next year, and we'll see after that. They are healthy. Popovich takes care of players' bodies and maybe they will want to continue after that. In any case, I hope to play as long as possible with them. Basket-Infos

April 2, 2014 Updates

Tim Duncan of the Spurs is already a legend of the NBA. Tim Duncan ended 16 of his 17 seasons played in the NBA with at least 50 victories in regular season. The only season so far with less than 50 wins was due to the '98 NBA lockout (Spurs went 37-13). Sportando

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But inexplicable noises in the same hotel that spooked Jeff Ayres and Tim Duncan on their recent stay in California just might be among them. Udoka said had no idea about their experience, or the history of the allegedly-haunted Claremont Resort, until reading about it several days later. “I never would have thought anything of it until I read that article,” he said. “Same thing. Same sounds. Kids in the hallway. I didn’t know any of the details of it until I read (about Ayres and Duncan). I remember hearing (voices) and looking out the peep hole and nobody’s out there. So it kind of creeped me out when I thought about it afterwards. I didn’t know any of the stories, nothing. I just remember hearing it. “It wasn’t exactly above me, stomping like the typical sound you here with somebody (in the room) above you. It was kind of in the walls. It was weird. Little clicks and sounds all day, the middle of the day. But the baby in the hallway, or a child. That’s what I remember specifically. I’m not superstitious. I haven’t really had any experience like that. For me, to even acknowledge that is (weak). “I’m not the type of guy to say any BS. But I remember it. It’s creepy now. I don’t want to stay there any more with all these stories.” San Antonio Express-News

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