About fifteen months ago, which in NBA terms is about a quarter-century, Tim Duncan didn’t suit up for some Spurs game because he was old. Really. Said so in the box score.
I have to figure, though, that Methuselah Jr. shrugged it off; the man clearly has a sense of humor. Jeff McDonald, on the Spurs beat for the San Antonio Express-News, sent this up yesterday:
Tim Duncan explains Spurs’ game plan vs. LeBron this way: “We’re guarding him with five guys.”
Also yesterday, Royce Young of Daily Thunder tweeted this:
Tim Duncan was asked what he would hate most about the spotlight the Heat get, the second-guessing, the over-coverage, etc. Answer: “Yes.”
I hope I’m that funny when I get that old.