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Old 06-09-13, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by TodTango View Post
Our guys get no love not because of the color of their skin, not because they play in small-market San Antonio, it's because they are not American. Tim is an American Citizen true, but even he considers himself US Virgin Islands 1st. The NBA actually lists Tim as an International player.
NBA.com: Record-Tying 84 International Players on 2012-13 Opening-Night NBA Rosters

The real reason imho is NATIONALISM.
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.
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