One of the downsides to Twitter is just about anyone can say just about anything. But, as fans of the San Antonio Spurs continue to demonstrate, that doesn't mean you won't be held accountable.
From blasting ESPN to piling on ridiculous trade proposals that even the Kings wouldn't do, fans know when to come together to roast a common enemy. That happened recently when user @KenHeLive decided to propose a leading hypothetical that, let's just say, didn't go as he expected.
"What is Tim Duncan doing with Giannis on the break other than getting dunked on?" read the tweet.
On one hand, you have to admire the audacity of someone for going straight for the NBA's all-time leader in playoff blocks in a hypothetical to make his point. On the other hand, you also have to question the basketball knowledge of someone doing such a thing.
Tim Duncan finished his Hall of Fame career fifth all-time in blocks with 3,020 and has 92 more postseason blocks than number two on that list, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Naturally, Spurs Twitter came to reject the notion quicker than Duncan meeting a dunker at the rim.
Some were to-the-point and cordial about it:
Others, not so much:
All in all, the tweet received just six total likes to 58 quote tweets and comments -- the very definition of being ratio'd.
This isn't the first time Twitter has gotten carried away with bringing up Duncan while trying to praise Giannis Antetokounmpo. Last December, a Milwaukee Bucks fan tried to celebrate the 27th birthday of his favorite player by calling him the greatest power forward the league has ever seen.
As you'd expect, that didn't go so well either.
With Giannis being such a likable guy and the Bucks also being from a small market, it's easy to root for Milwaukee. I have no issues with anything about their team and was happy when they won last year's championship. But we can't just go about saying anything online without expecting to be called out.
Giannis has already drawn comparisons to Duncan on and off the court before, and who knows? He might just make a case to be mentioned with The Big Fundamental.
Let's just pump the brakes a little bit for now though.