Tim Duncan is abhorrent when it comes to publicity. It is this singular apathy that makes his marriage with coach Gregg Popovich, similarly apathetic, work.
The organization itself has filled the roster with players who consistently refrain from the public limelight. Veering from the public hasn’t endeared the team to casual fans, even though the Spurs have won 70 percent of their games since Duncan’s rookie year.
So when this controversial Halloween photo of Duncan and teammate Tony Parker — Duncan, dressed as the Punisher, and Parker, dressed as Nick Fury, aimed their toy guys in jest toward someone dressed as NBA official Joey Crawford — was released publicly, you can’t expect Duncan to be too excited about the potential ramifications
“It’s this day and age,” Duncan said. “It was a Halloween party in a private atmosphere. We were having fun. There was nothing to it. But this day and age, people want to blow things into something more than it is. Hopefully it’s gone and whatever is whatever.”
Apparently it is whatever. The league has refrained from commenting or a fine.