News Radio WOAI KTKR AM Sports
SpursReport.com
  #1  
Old 02-17-07, 08:47 AM
Spurs Brazil's Avatar
SpursReport Team Captain
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Posts: 8,699
Duncan ready to aid Howard

Duncan ready to aid Howard

Web Posted: 02/17/2007 03:20 AM CST

Mike Monroe
Express-News

LAS VEGAS — Spurs forward Tim Duncan again proved he's a good sport.
Dwight Howard, Orlando's athletic 21-year-old All-Star center, asked the league to allow him to raise the rim to 12 feet for a dunk he wanted to attempt in Saturday's Slam Dunk competition at Thomas and Mack Center.


The league refused, leaving Howard disappointed and looking for another trick to pull in the competition.

That's when Duncan offered to help.

"Posterized" when Howard leapt high above him to catch Hedo Turkoglu's in-bounds pass and threw it down with two-tenths of a second left to give the Magic a one-point victory over the Spurs on Feb. 9, Duncan volunteered to play the stooge for Howard again tonight.

"I'll be the guinea pig and go for the fake and stand there and let him dunk it, if that's what it takes," Duncan said when asked if he was willing to help Howard replicate the season's most dramatic in-game dunk. "I need some TV time anyway."

On Ice: Former Spurs great George Gervin commanded a big crowd at Friday's interview session, which featured those participating in All-Star Saturday activities.

Gervin replaced another former Spur, Steve Kerr, on the reigning championship team in the Shooting Stars competition that features an active NBA player, a former player and a member of a WNBA team — all from the same city.

Spurs guard Tony Parker and Silver Stars forward Kendra Wecker, who teamed with Kerr to win last year's contest, are returning to defend the title. When Kerr could not participate because of a back injury, Gervin was asked to take his place.

"I get an opportunity to shoot with Tony and Kendra, and it's a fun event and I get a chance to participate in All-Star Weekend," Gervin said. "My shot is old, but sometimes old is effective, so I'm looking forward to it. I've still got a little jump in the legs, and shooting a basketball is something I have done all my life. I think I can get the attempts up. It's a good challenge for a 55-year-old man, and I'm going to have fun."

Gervin raised the frightening prospect of putting his 55-year-old legs on display in "old school" short shorts.

"I've got to break out the old shorts," he said, laughing. "I know they've got uniforms for us, and I know Tony is serious about regaining the crown, so I'm going to do the best I can. But I'm not going to put no pressure on myself. I can hang with (Bill) Laimbeer, (Michael) Cooper and Scottie Pippen."

Are you bluffing? A Las Vegas TV reporter asked each player, including Duncan, to compare his team with a deck of cards.

"If you are the king," the reporter asked, "then who is the smoking ace?"

Duncan deadpanned, "I didn't know there was a smoking ace. I don't know that we have an ace; just kings, queens and jacks. I don't think queens is a good word, though.

"We've got jacks, kings and aces. Manu and Tony and Bruce, we've got a good starting squad."

The same reporter asked Parker which Spur was "most in the clubs."

"I'm not trying to get anybody in trouble," Parker said, with a laugh.

I meant to lose: Parker was eliminated in the first round of a video basketball competition by Hornets point guard Chris Paul, but the Spurs point guard had an excuse — other plans.

"I had other places to go," he said. "I wanted to lose and get out of there."

Paul wasn't buying that excuse.

"It was all bad for Tony," he said. "I think we played two warm-up games that I won and then I ended up playing him in the first round and beat him then, too. He was no match for me. He knows it."



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[email protected]

http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/c...k.15dca92.html
__________________
"We would have two less championships here if it wasn't for Manu Ginobili," Popovich said. "In my book, Manu Ginobili is the stud of the world.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-17-07, 02:41 PM
Jose_TheGenius's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 7,511

Timmy's such a sport
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-17-07, 04:27 PM
Biggems's Avatar
SpursReport Team Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 308

and they say Timmy is boring and dull........it is great how he can find humor in getting posterized for a game losing dunk........

TD is a funny guy.....I love the HEB commercials
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-17-07, 05:05 PM
MomBear's Avatar
MomBear
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
"I'll be the guinea pig and go for the fake and stand there and let him dunk it, if that's what it takes," Duncan said when asked if he was willing to help Howard replicate the season's most dramatic in-game dunk. "I need some TV time anyway."


That's our Timmy...

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-17-07, 09:42 PM
gin500's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Paradise
Posts: 1,648

with bron and dwight's slam over timmy, he should be getting enough tv time the rest of the yr
__________________

SWEET KICKS!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-17-07, 11:33 PM
theinswes's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,730

was tim actually serious? what if dwight jumped OVER tim? hell, tim sitting down is still bigger than nate robinson.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-18-07, 12:33 AM
steefposton's Avatar
SpursReport Team Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 315

Duncan's awesome and all, but no one touches big Dave
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-18-07, 05:05 AM
miguelito's Avatar
SpursReport Team Bench
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,464

Big Dave is a great guy and was a tremendous player. But let's face it - Duncan is a better player. He's simply accomplished more than Robinson, and Robinson arguably never would have won a ring if it weren't for Tim.

Nothing against Dave whatsoever, but Duncan is the man with three rings, and we all know how he took over in '99 and in '03 when Dave was still on the team. The great thing about Dave was that he willingly deferred to Duncan, even back in '99. Without that act of unselfishness, we never would have won it all in '99.

The whole story of the two guys speaks volumes about the Spurs' franchise - the envy of the sports world, baby.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.7.4 Copyright © 2000-2008 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0