Earlier today, NBA Finals Media Day kicked off with interviews of many notable players within the San Antonio Spurs/Miami Heat match-up in the 2013 NBA Finals.
As you might figure, TNLP favorite Gregg Popovich provided an amusing interview and waxed poetic about the time that he listed Spurs forward Tim Duncan as “DNP-Old“.
This comes courtesy of Miami Herald’s Joseph Goodman:
So, last season, Popovich wrote on an official box score that Tim Duncan did not play in a game because he was old. The box score read: “DNP — Old.” Popovich was asked about it and didn’t hold back.
“[Duncan] loved it,” Popovich said. “He thought it was funny as hell. There were some others who did not enjoy it, but Timmy got a kick out of it and I got a kick out of it. It was fun. And it was true. He was older than dirt. That’s the deal. He was tired that night. He’s old.
“So I could have lied. I could have said he has a broken ankle or something. I just said he’s old.”