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The 7 - Basketball - Do you find Tim Duncan boring?
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#1 Posted on 18.2.05 1256.36
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OK - I was just having a discussion with a Spur fan. And while he was berating my poor Knicks (damn him), he was also taking me to task for calling his team's star player "RoboTim".

Now, don't get me wrong, I like Tim Duncan. He's a phenomenal big man that prides himself on the fundamentals of the game; he makes his teammates better and he's a likeable character guy. And, while he gets the job done (and he's got the rings and the MVP title to prove it), he just seems to do it so formulaic and methodical that he comes off like... well, a robot.

Just my 2 cents on the Big Fundamental - that's all. :)
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#2 Posted on 18.2.05 1300.05
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I'd agree with you. He never seems to do anything too flashy. Blocks, dunks, whatever, it's all in the most routine way possible. He gets the job done, but he doesn't have much in the way of pizzazz.

-Jag
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#3 Posted on 18.2.05 1304.05
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Yeah, he's boring to watch, but, would you trade him for Vince Carter?

Dunks arent everything.
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#4 Posted on 18.2.05 1308.20
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    Originally posted by Jaguar
    I'd agree with you. He never seems to do anything too flashy. Blocks, dunks, whatever, it's all in the most routine way possible. He gets the job done, but he doesn't have much in the way of pizzazz.

    -Jag


The same thing would have been said about Bill Russell back in the 1960s, too. Russell and his eleven rings.
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#5 Posted on 18.2.05 1431.29
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    Originally posted by pieman
    The same thing would have been said about Bill Russell back in the 1960s, too. Russell and his eleven rings.
And Duncan already has two.

There is nothing boring about winning...especially if it's your team.
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#6 Posted on 18.2.05 1440.27
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    There is nothing boring about winning...especially if it's your team.


The New Jersey Devils could very well be the exception to this rule.


EDIT: Then again, I spent years watching those Heat-Knicks playoff games where the average score was 72-70, so there is something to be said for me watching (and supporting) teams that use defense as a primary weapon.



(edited by Blanket Jackson on 18.2.05 1545)
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#7 Posted on 18.2.05 1756.52
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    Originally posted by Kawshen
    OK - I was just having a discussion with a Spur fan. And while he was berating my poor Knicks (damn him), he was also taking me to task for calling his team's star player "RoboTim".

    Now, don't get me wrong, I like Tim Duncan. He's a phenomenal big man that prides himself on the fundamentals of the game; he makes his teammates better and he's a likeable character guy. And, while he gets the job done (and he's got the rings and the MVP title to prove it), he just seems to do it so formulaic and methodical that he comes off like... well, a robot.

    Just my 2 cents on the Big Fundamental - that's all. :)


You'd love to have him on the Knicks, robotic or not.
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#8 Posted on 19.2.05 0028.26
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I'd love to have him on the Pacers, too, although I wouldn't trade Jermaine O'Neal for him. Move Duncan to center and keep JO at power forward, there ya go.
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#9 Posted on 20.2.05 1546.32
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I don't find him boring at all, I think someone with some actual skills is exciting. People like Vince Carter who can only dunk are boring, i can see that about 3,523 times every day on Sportscenter.
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#10 Posted on 20.2.05 2235.07
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to answer the question, i do find duncan boring; it's not that i do not respect the guy, or view his success in positive ways, but i find that when i see him and the Spurs in general get into the finals i watch less basketball, if for nothing else than the fact that while the fundamentals are important, there is something to be said for flash...
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#11 Posted on 22.2.05 1341.30
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his style is boring but he does have his moments. the shot he hit in the playoffs against the lakers right before derek fischer's miracle would have been played over and over again had they won the championship. i have to say parker and ginobli make up for duncans lack of creativity on the court.
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