The people over at ESPN ranked the 100 most famous athletes in the world and Tim Duncan just edged out Rudy Gay for the last spot in the top-90. According to the rankings, Big Fun is the 19th most famous basketball player and I'm sure he's thrilled. You can see the full list here.
Bryan Harvey penned his goodbye (and welcome) to the Spurs. .
Timmy and Pop and RC all knew that even though Tim Duncan was playing he was no longer playing in the Tim Duncan era. This state of events is not a sad thing so much as it is the way of all things.
He was, and is, a living ghost, blue and faint in the orb of George Lucas' imagination. And, perhaps, this is all Merlin ever wanted to be. No longer the hero, he whispers advice. He calms the pupil's heartrate.
Missing the Olympics would give Gasol more time to adjust to SA, a destination he called "an interesting option for me", if he decides to wear Silver and Black next season.
Spurs.com looks at the young superstar's excellent season where he garnered first-team All-NBA and All-Defense honors as well as his second Defensive Player of the Year in as many years. And consider this, he still has probably two or three years of growth before we see his peak.