Originally Posted by TodTango
Your argument relies on most people actually knowing that Duncan isn't American. I doubt that's the case.
People don't pay attention to the Spurs because the Spurs play in a small market and don't call attention to themselves. We've been saying that for 15 years. Nothing has changed, but now suddenly it's because of nationalism instead of what we've been saying it's about all along?
Steve Nash and Pau Gasol aren't American or black either, but they're both plenty popular. Why? Because Nash plays a flashier style of ball and Gasol plays in LA. Nothing's changed, people.