HoopsHype Tim Duncan rumors

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

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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

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Of course, Dirk Nowitzki has always been a big fan of Bryant, who now sits in the No. 3 spot among the league’s all-time scoring leaders with 32,331 career points. “He’s probably the greatest player in my generation that I played against,” said Nowitzki, who has 27,239 career points and will likely pass Elvin Hayes and Moses Malone over the next few weeks to move up to seventh on the list. “Obviously Shaq was very dominant, Tim Duncan was great, but I just loved watching Kobe. ESPN.com

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But they are also old school in that they have retained their core talent in a way that predates free agency, back to when players had no choice, back to when Red Auerbach, the Boston patriarch, would respond to a player’s plea for a raise by asking, “How would you like a trade to Cincinnati?” “All these guys, the core guys, they’ve made less money in San Antonio than counterparts all across the league — people who will say they gave up that, they gave up this,” Popovich said. “But these guys have given up real money with every new contract to stay together. These guys care about quality of life, and it falls into the way they play.” New York Times

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Alex Kennedy: Shane Battier said Jahlil Okafor reminds him of Tim Duncan. Back in high school, @BigJah15 told me he studies Duncan and Hakeem Olajuwon. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

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The Knicks’ main free-agent target, Marc Gasol, is also being targeted as a possible replacement to Tim Duncan assuming Ol’ Man Riverwalk retires this summer. The Knicks will be players for the Memphis center mainly because of the first three rules of real estate — location, location, location — and because Gasol is familiar with both Jackson and Derek Fisher since older brother Pau spent the best years of his career with the Lakers. New York Daily News

November 16, 2014 Updates

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