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"No matter how (the season) ends, I think Timmy is going to look at (retirement) again," Popovich told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday. "And if you ask me, my guess is that he'll go for another one because he has been so consistent this season. It's just consistent stuff: another double-double, over and over and over again. Because of that, I think in his mind that if it continues through the rest of the year, I think he'll say, 'I'm going to go another year and see what happens.' Because what he has told me is that the minute he feels like he's a hindrance to his team or he's not on the positive end or helping him, he's going to walk right off the court. It might be during the third quarter of a game. He's not going to hang on to finish a contract or make the money or have the notoriety that you know he doesn't give a (expletive) about. So the way he's playing now, he's going to look in the mirror and say, 'Hey, I'm doing all right.' " USA Today Sports

January 31, 2015 Updates

Accusing a longtime “financial adviser and personal confidant” of betrayal and breaches of trust, Spurs star Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit seeking to recover more than $1 million in damages. Georgia businessman Charles Banks, the defendant in the suit, is alleged to have withheld 20 percent of what Duncan was owed on his $7.5 million loan to Gameday Entertainment LLC, a sports merchandising company, without authorization. San Antonio Express-News

Banks, who had yet to read the 11-page suit Friday afternoon, told the San Antonio Express-News the legal action was “surprising” and “unfortunate.” He denied any wrongdoing. “We’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing to maximize our returns for our investors, including Tim, and let the lawyers work out the other details and what exactly they think they are entitled to relative to our other investors,” he said. “My guess is you’ll see this (lawsuit) dropped fairly soon.” San Antonio Express-News

Tim Duncan is ready to do battle on a different kind of court. NewsRadio 1200 WOAI reports the Spurs superstar has filed a seven figure lawsuit against a long time friend and financial adviser, claiming Atlanta businessman Charles Banks took advantage of their friendship to 'hustle' him out of millions of dollars in bad investments, which made money for Banks but not for Duncan. A key source tells News Radio 1200 WOAI that Duncan's losses, despite the modest demand of 'more than $1 million,' topped $20 million, on investments with Banks of roughly $27 million. WOAI.com

Duncan says his biggest investment, of $7.5 million, was in a company called Gameday which Banks headed. Without Duncan's authorization, the lawsuit claims that Banks withheld 20% of the money he was due as 'fees,' and at one point, Duncan says Banks forged his signature on loan documents. The lawsuit claims Duncan didn't realize he was being hustled until he had to get his finances arranged early last year due to a divorce. WOAI.com

January 30, 2015 Updates
January 29, 2015 Updates

Lastly, I asked Jefferson if he thinks Duncan is playing at an All-Star level this season. “I think so,” said Jefferson. “For a guy who has been in the league as long as he has, and has accomplished everything he’s accomplished. Still, he’s a relevant guy in this league, a guy that you have to respect night in and night out.” “That sounds like an All-Star to me.” ProjectSpurs.com

January 13, 2015 Updates

Obama peppered his remarks with punchlines, making light of 38-year-old captain Tim Duncan’s graying hair, Popovich’s at-times brusque relationship with the media and the coach’s penchant for resting veteran players. “I was thinking about sending the vice president to this event so I could stay fresh for the State of the Union,” Obama joked. “With all due respect,” Popovich retorted, “when I sit stars, I get fined.” San Antonio Express-News

Obama made note of the international makeup of the Spurs’ roster, which boasts an NBA-record nine foreign-born players, calling them “the U.N. of basketball.” He also praised the Spurs for good deeds done in the San Antonio community, including work with the food bank, literacy programs and veterans groups. Before heading to the White House, the Spurs spent the morning visiting wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. San Antonio Express-News

January 11, 2015 Updates
January 1, 2015 Updates

Duncan pulled down 10 rebounds to move past Walt Bellamy for 10th on the career list, with 14,250. He added 16 points for the 814th double-double of his career, tying former rival Karl Malone for fifth on the all-time list. “He’s an incredible, incredible specimen,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “And when I say specimen, I don’t mean physical. Just mental toughness, his spirit, his professionalism. It’s unparalleled.” San Antonio Express-News

December 31, 2014 Updates

A Spicewood, Texas, home owned by the San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan has come to market at $945,000. Set on about 2.25 acres on Lake Travis, the home has an outdoor fire pit, a boat dock and a wide stretch of dry frontage. The two-story residence, built in 1999, includes a double-height living room, a chef’s kitchen with a center island, five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,955 square feet. Among the features are a game room and an office/study. The master suite sports a two-sided fireplace and a large soaking tub. Los Angeles Times

December 22, 2014 Updates

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