After a spectacular (and somewhat boring to some) 19 year Hall Of Fame career, my man Timmeh — or who everyone respectfully knows as Timothy Theodore Duncan decided to hang it up on Monday morning.
Many look at Tim Duncan as possibly the greatest player in a post Michael Jordan world.
Honestly there can definitely be a case made for that. For what it’s worth, Duncan was as consistent a player as I’ve ever seen in this league’s history.
Never too high.
Certainly no lows.
His five championships justify that.
The fact he never missed the NBA postseason his entire career justify that.
His 71% career win percentage can DEFINITELY justify that.
When you consider the climate of the NBA and how it changed even in the last two decades, Tim Duncan in some ways could be viewed as a modern day Bill Russell .
All he did was win.
They didn’t call him Mr. Fundamental for nothing. Most beautiful about his career was that he did it all quiet and without fanfare. Duncan is a guy that should be celebrated and appreciated and I do honestly think as time goes on the next generation of NBA fans most certainly will.
The Podcast Is Taking The Usual Summer Break
Every summer around mid July, I usually take a few weeks away from the podcast and most things media related to first off re-group and transition for the start of football which is approaching this fall.
This year is no different.
Effective immediately the Earnestly Speaking Podcast will be taking a short hiatus for the next few weeks. Barring any breaking news that would require an emergency podcast that I feel I need to cover we will most likely be returning in late July/early August.
We’ll be back better than ever