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Athletes are always looking for new ways to keep them in shape and give themselves that edge as they progress through their careers. Various NFL players, most notably Clay Mathews and Brian Cushing, have trained with Randy Couture and Jay Glazer and their Xtreme Couture MMA Training. As Tim Duncan’s time with the San Antonio Spurs is starting to come to an end, he is looking to perhaps prolong his NBA career and it appears boxing is being added to his training regiment during the offseason. This summer the “Big Fundamental” is giving boxing a try and training with two-time world boxing champion Jesse James Leija. Leija, tweeted the following picture after Duncan worked out with him and it is quite noticeable TD is looking leaner. The greatest Power forward ever ! TD and I after boxing Workout for an Hr. #greatguy pic.twitter.com/nOaxbIQrXP — Jesse James Leija (@JesseJamesLeija) August 21, 2013 @MJP_Manu pic.twitter.com/LahqTpQV35 — Jesse James Leija (@JesseJamesLeija) August 27, 2013
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Tim Duncan is one of the oldest active players in the NBA, but he's coming off his best season in nearly a decade.
What's his secret to staying in shape?
The Spurs power forward has been spending this offseason training, not on the basketball court, but in the boxing ring.
And Duncan isn't taking on amateurs. He has been working with two-time world boxing champion...
These days it seems that almost every NBA player has a different offseason workout regimen and it appears that San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan have taken boxing.
Check out the below tweets that were sent out by two-time world boxing champion Jesse James Leija:
The greatest Power forward ever ! TD and I after boxing Workout for an Hr. #greatguy pic.twitter.com/nOaxbIQrXP
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has reportedly injured his right knee for the second time in exhibition play leading up to next month’s EuroBasket tournament, according to L’Equipe, a French sports outlet. Dan McCarney of Spurs Nation passed on word of the report, adding that Parker’s injury does not appear to be serious.Parker apparently sustained his injury during...
Boris Diaw played a huge role coming off the bench for the San Antonio Spurs throughout the year and during the playoffs.
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Here is a sample of what he had to say from seeing Tony Parker...
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Just check out this 30 second clip of Parker's newest...
Professional athletes like to spend their off season in various kinds of ways. For some it is vacationing in a tropical, while others go back to the home country to unwind.
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During his trip back home, Mills was featured on...
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From tossing his...
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However, according to Tony himself...
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Parker released a comment via the France national team’s Twitter account (translated via Google):
“I am not worried I’ll be 100 percent...
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H/T: For The Win
“I think my numbers match up with some of the guys that are in the Hall...
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This one if for you T-Mac.
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I am not sure what is going on here, but it is funny.
The now-retired Tracy McGrady and Vince Carter somehow agreed to this 1999 SI photo shoot: pic.twitter.com/U5stzYKIR9
— Andy Gray (@si_vault) August 27, 2013
See for yourself. Matt Bonner is unlikely to get rich doing this.