Posts Tagged ‘Tim Duncan’

Tim Duncan made a Punisher car

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERTim Duncan‘s love for the comic book character The Punisher has been well-documented. He was in a Punisher comic book, and the man has a Punisher knee brace, for goodness sake.

So perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised when Duncan showed up at the Heroes and Festivals convention this weekend to sign copies of his comic book and he unveiled a Punisher-themed car made by his BlackJack Speed Shop. According to MySA, the car will be raffled off for charity at a later date. Don’t be surprised if Duncan buys all the tickets.

(via TNLP)

Throwback Thursday: All-time blocks leaders


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Welcome to Throwback Thursday here on the All Ball Blog. Each week, we’ll delve into the NBA’s photo archives and uncover a topic and some great images from way back when. Hit us up here if you have suggestions for a future TBT on All Ball.

Today’s Topic: All-Time Blocks Leaders

We continue our Throwback Thursday All-Time Statistical Leaders series today by looking at the Top 10 all-time blocks leaders.

(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)


Gallery: TBT: All-time blocks leaders

Make sure to check out our previous All-Time Statistical Leaders galleries if you missed them!
All-time steals leaders
All-time assists leaders

Which of these players would you most want to make a win-saving block for your squad? Leave your comments below!

Tim Duncan to appear in The Punisher comic book

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERTim Duncan may be one of the NBA’s quietest players on the floor, which means fan don’t know much about him off the floor. But in actuality he’s a fun guy, who loves videos games and cars and, as we’ve seen from his knee braces, comic books. And now it’s all coming together.

According to a post from Black Jack Speed Shop, the garage/shop Duncan owns in San Antonio, Tim is going to appear in a special upcoming issue of a The Punisher comic book. Here’s a preview image below, where it looks like Tim is giving over his car key to the Punisher…

(via Project Spurs)

Spurs fans still getting Spurs players shaved into their hair

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — During last year’s NBA Finals, I did a post about Spurs fans getting elaborate haircuts featuring their favorite Spurs players. You read that right: Spurs fans were getting images of different Spurs players shaved into their hair. I even got on the phone and spoke to barber Rob the Original, who explained how the whole thing works.

One year later, the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Here are a few recent pics shared by Rob, including an ornate Kawhi Leonard pic and a Tim Duncan portrait…

Also, another barber in San Antonio, Joe the Barber, posted these videos showing off some of his fresh Spurs cuts…

(via B/R)

Tim Duncan has been around for a while

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If it feels like Tim Duncan‘s been around the NBA forever, that’s because he very nearly has been — Duncan has been with the San Antonio Spurs since 1997 and is currently in his 17th NBA season. He has been so good for so long that we tend to take for granted his remarkable consistency. In 1999, at the age of 23, he won his first title. Now, 15 years later, he’s about to try for his fifth ring. It’s quite a span, a testament to Duncan’s amazing ability to play through any and everything. And as the people at Fox Sports 1 pointed out, Duncan’s been at it for so long that when he won his first ring, his opponent in this year’s finals, LeBron James, was still literally just a kid…

Big men on Thunder, Spurs get animated (literally)

By Jeff Case

The Spurs-Thunder series is all tied up after OKC’s 105-92 rout in Game 4. One of the key stories in the West finals (of late, anyway) has been how Thunder coach Scott Brooks has changed up his rotations to give youngsters like Steven Adams, Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb more burn. Adams’ increased role has come at the expense — at times — of Thunder stalwart big man Kendrick Perkins.

And, Adams has made quite a name for himself in the playoffs with his physical play around the basket (Perkins is traditionally no slouch in this department, either).

Internet artist Chris Edser decided to pay a bit of a homage to the physical play of that OKC big man duo with two animated GIFs:

Edser also made one for Spurs legendary big man Tim Duncan, who has a bit of a history himself of being in disbelief whenever he’s called for a foul:

You can find more of Edser’s NBA work on his Tumblr site, Ron Artist.

(h/t BallisLife.com)

 

The San Antonio Spurs and the beautiful game

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If you hadn’t noticed, the San Antonio Spurs are doing it again — quietly, efficiently, ruthlessly winning their way toward another trip to the NBA Finals. They play their system, they keep pounding that rock, and they never, ever deviate from what got them here. While this has proven to be an effective strategy in terms of winning games, it’s not always all that exciting to watch for casual fans. This video does a terrific job highlighting exactly what makes the Spurs so good and so worth your time. You don’t have to be a fan, but if you love hoops, you should respect the game…


VIDEO: Spurs beautiful game

Tim Duncan expands knee brace collection

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I guess the thinking goes, if you have to wear a knee brace, at least make sure it’s something cool. This appears to be what Tim Duncan has believed, possibly for a while now. Last year during the Finals, people noticed that Duncan had several choices in knee wear, including a Punisher-themed brace.

(We should note that because Duncan usually wears a sleeve over the brace, we can’t tell which brace he’s wearing in games.)

Yesterday before the Spurs beat Dallas in Game 7 of their series, my main man George Kiel III tweeted a photo of Duncan’s current brace selection. Perhaps in honor of The Amazing Spider Man 2, Duncan appears to have added a Spidey Deadpool brace to his arsenal…

Spurs’ Team Selfie Takes Twitter By Storm

By Nick Margiasso IV

Hey, Oscars … anything you can do, the San Antonio Spurs can do better. Tuesday afternoon, the Western Conference’s top-seeded squad took a cue from last month’s now infamous and star-studded selfie posted by daytime talk show celeb Ellen DeGeneres at the aforementioned award show, posting one of their own to kick off the team’s upcoming fan night festivities.

So, eat your heart out Ellen and friends!

–Coach Pop & the crew

Follow the team on Twitter @spurs.

Win a truck tricked out by Tim Duncan

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Just last week we joked about whether or not Tim Duncan may or may not actually be a robot. Of course, Tim Duncan isn’t a robot — well, probably not. And we know this because even though he keeps it very quiet, Duncan has interest in things above and beyond basketball, like car customization. In fact, Duncan owns an auto shop in San Antonio where he finds his zen by getting dirty.

Now a San Antonio auto dealer has teamed up with Duncan to give away a truck personally customized by Duncan…


VIDEO: Duncan Truck

(via TNLP)