It just shows he’s human.
The San Antonio Spurs’ 104-90 loss on Friday to the New Orleans Pelicans wasn’t the biggest shocker in the arena — that goes to Tim Duncan, who didn’t record a rebound for the first time in his NBA career.
“Timmy didn’t get a board?” point guard Tony Parker asked.
No, he didn’t. That’s right, for the first time in 1,343 career regular-season games, Tim Duncan, arguably the best power forward to ever play the game, finished an outing without recording a single rebound.
“That’s because we played New Orleans,” Parker said. “It’s always something here. For whatever reason, every time we play them, it’s a tough one. I don’t know why. That’s very rare.”
Duncan played 19 minutes, scored six points, dished out two assists and blocked a shot, while saving his legs for a Saturday night tilt with the Grizzlies.
According to ESPN.com, only Karl Malone (1,457) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,431) played more consecutive games than Duncan with at least one rebound to start their careers.