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Tim Duncan can still dunk, does so over Marc Gasol (VIDEO)

Dec 2, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

Tim Duncan has been nicknamed the “Big Fundamental” for a reason, one that is showcased nicely in this highlight from the Spurs’ overtime win over the Grizzlies on Saturday.

The spin move and the up and under on the way to the dunk were almost more impressive than the slam itself. Duncan isn’t a leaper anymore, so to get a throwdown in traffic over a younger and more athletic player like Gasol requires perfect footwork to get to the place where he’s in a position to do so.

Duncan looked pretty spry on this play, and was very active in this one, especially early on. It’s possible that Gregg Popovich might have been onto something.

  1. BigBeachBall - Dec 2, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Weak.

  2. eventhorizon04 - Dec 2, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    “Duncan isn’t a leaper anymore, so to get a throwdown in traffic over a younger and more athletic player like Gasol requires perfect footwork to get to the place where he’s in a position to do so.”

    Younger? Yes.

    More athletic? Ehhhhhh.

    I’m a big Marc Gasol fan, but athleticism isn’t an adjective I’d use to describe him.

    Also, I love the Tim Duncan battle cry at the end.

    • eventhorizon04 - Dec 2, 2012 at 8:00 PM

      *athletic isn’t

  3. jimeejohnson - Dec 2, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Gasol bros. are ALL rest-of-dee-world but not in the same class as Mr. Tim Duncan, who has accomplished more in his career than both bros. combined. It is good to see a small market club like Memphis doing well. It was better seeing Team USA beat the Gasol bros. and their Spanish national team in the last Olympics.

    • connaniii - Dec 3, 2012 at 7:49 AM

      I think I know where you’re getting at; just thought to remind you that Mr. Duncan was born in the Virgin Islands!!!….no need to rub it in with pretentious nationalism…

      • tralse - Dec 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

        He’s always been American. United States Virgin Islands. Get some knowledge.

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