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Jeopardy contestants draw a blank on an all-time NBA great

Nov 13, 2010, 4:08 AM EDT

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Not everyone watches basketball. I get that. Yet there are certain players — certain names, even — that are so big they transcend the fan population. Tim Duncan is one such player. Duncan is the best of his generation, a perfect marriage of efficient offense and stifling defense. He’s hit every statistical milestone one could reasonably expect of him, and led the Spurs to four NBA titles, including three in five years. He’s on Wheaties boxes, he’s at All-Star games, and generally speaking, he’s a spokesman for the game.

They don’t come much better or more significant than Tim Duncan. Even those that detest the Spurs’ meticulous style (shame on you) can admit that much.

All of that being said, why is it that Duncan couldn’t get any love when Alex Trebek finally clued up his name on Jeopardy?

Pitiful. Just pitiful. Carmelo Anthony? Really, guy?

Also: I know the Jeopardy “answer” describes Duncan as a center. That’s a conversation we’re not having. Point and laugh at the unenlightened and then call it a night.

Video via ShareBro Graydon Gordian.

  1. lebronsinsecurity - Nov 13, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    I watched this and remember screaming at my T.V. When that kid said, “Carmelo Anthony” I literally laughed out loud. The whole basketball category to the contestants was met with a bunch of blank stares..It was like what nuclear physics would be for the average rube..

  2. isaidtimduncan - Nov 13, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    You know, it’s funny you say that, because I actually did get three clues right in that category. And trust me, that was three clues more than I was expecting to get. When I rang in on this, I knew I was screwed, so I just picked the first player that came to my head =) I freely admit my gaping sport knowledge hole, and I’m glad everyone’s having’s having a good laugh with/at me.

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