If you are an up-and-coming big man in the league, what better player to learn from than one who is Hall of Fame bound, and has an NBA resume to back it up.
Pacers big man Roy Hibbert spent some of his offseason training with one of the best ever... San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, and had no problem sharing his enthusiasm for the chance at working out with No. 21.
I seek out the best 2work out w/. No pro ams. In Texas 2work w/ a HOFer. How u gonna get better paying against scrubs pic.twitter.com/gQo2ElvzfU— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) August 19, 2013
And the appreciation for the Spurs from Hibbert didn't end with that Twitter message.
Wanna thank the @spurs for letting me use their facility n workout with their players. Great big man workout today. Learned a lot.— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) August 19, 2013
As much as Hibbert appreciates the time Duncan takes to train with him, this is just another shining example at the type of person TD is. What player would help other competition get better, and perhaps give away trade secret?
That's the type of person Duncan is. Selfless, and willing to help other players improve.
As for Hibbert, he will definitely be carrying on the Duncan style once No. 21 has hung up his sneakers. I just hope Hibbert doesn't use those moves he learned against San Antonio when the Pacers and Spurs meet in the regular season or beyond.
Think Kobe Bryant would ever give away his trade secrets? Didn't think so either. Tim Duncan is good for the game, on and off the court.
Don't think this is purely a selfless act. No, TD is also scouting Roy for the 2x they play each other. Ever since Roy started working with Tim, Tim's been able to keep Roy in check when Spurs play Pacers b/c he knows what moves and where on the floor Roy likes.
Roy is secretly training for his future plans to transfer with the spurs once his contract is up. *cross my fingers*
@FranzA Kobes "secret" : CHUCK IT
@merkin Not to mention helping make Miami's road just a bit tougher and providing Splitter and Pendergraph with an exceptional player to bang heads with.
@merkin so basically you think tim duncan is a troll?
@BlazingDeath Trolling somewhere for sure