Two 7-point pillars, in every sense of the word, reside at the opposite ends of Texas. One anchors the south, while the other takes up shop north.
Their differences are as stark as San Antonio and Dallas. Neither city is confused with the other. Just ask the residents.
But for all that's different in the two towns either real or imagined remember both are in the Lone Star State. It's not like we're comparing Paris, France to Paris, Texas.
If you're in Texas, you're in Texas.
Tim Duncan is the San Antonio Spurs. Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks. These rivals are unique in an age where even elite players rarely play with one team for their entire careers.
And for every distinction in their respective games, they're mirror images where it counts: Loyal. Humble. Confident. Professional. Winner.
Duncan and Dirk are staving off the twilights of their careers with the same drive that made both champions and MVPs. Duncan, 36, declared himself a "Spur for life" and signed a th...