SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan was trending on Twitter this weekend.
Why, did you ask? Well, it’s because Spurs fans, as they have been known to do in the past, fiercely came to the defense of the beloved Spurs legend.
This all started on Saturday when a Twitter user posted a highlight of LA Lakers forward Anthony Davis making a step-back 3-pointer with the caption, “Tim Duncan not doing this.”
The post went viral and was retweeted more than 1,000 times and had more than 6,000 likes.
This set off Spurs nation, who fired off an endless amount of tweets and replies to the post defending Duncan.
Even longtime newsman Dan Rather chimed in on this debate and dropped the mic on the Duncan disrespect.
Another one of these who is better “debates?” I can’t believe this folks. It’s Tim Duncan. No disrespect to others. But it’s sort of a slam dunk. Goodnight.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) December 21, 2020
It also continued the bizarre debate which has been ongoing for months over who is the better player: Tim Duncan or Anthony Davis?
Davis, now in his ninth season, just won his first NBA championship and needed LeBron James to do so.
Tim Duncan is probably the fifth greatest player in NBA history. The conversation ends there.
Still, it led to some humorous replies on Twitter and the original tweeter even posted a follow up saying, “I’m crying at how mad y’all are when this came from a conversation on who the most skilled power forward is.” Here are a few of those replies.
Things Tim Duncan has done:— Air Alamo (@AirAlamo) December 21, 2020
- Won multiple MVPs
- Won multiple Finals MVPs
- Won multiple championships as the best player on his team
Things Tim Duncan has never done:
- Quit on his team and city to go play with the best player in the league
- Been mean to a dog #GoSpursGo
Tim Duncan vs Anthony Davis wasn’t even a debate before last season. Now after AD won a title playing next to arguably the greatest player of all-time it’s a debate? No way, man. They’re not even remotely close. Recency bias at it’s finest. pic.twitter.com/alqfjAsca2— Hoops Supply (@hoopssupply) December 21, 2020